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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 66 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. 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F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader C ity Utilities Director John Mandrick was placed on five days u npaid leave in early July for what was termed unprofessional conduct, according to an employee corrective action report from the citys personnel d epartment. M andrick was also ordered to enroll in counseling for anger mana gement through the citys employee assistance program. He was put on leave after another employee in the utilities department made a complaint against Mandrick, claiming he went into a tirade on May 9, making disparaging remarks a bout 10 employees of the wastewater d ivision and that Mandrick was crea ting a hostile work environment. The employee making the complaint also was r e portedly upset about Mandrick calling another employee a piece of shit. According to the c orrective action report, tempers f lared due to a failed toxicity test at the wastewater treatment plant, whichr equired the city to resubmit toxicity results to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection so the plant would not be in violation of its stateo perating permit. An employee of Mandricks, who w as held responsible for the failure, said he felt Mandrick was to blame. H e also stated that he had heard Mandrick using bad language in front of him ... and in front of visitors, including women, according to the report. Frustrations also built after a citizen Utility director suspended for anger to staff MARY MA GUIRE N ews-Leader T he rental housing market is getting a boost. A new 300-unit r ental apar t ment complex that includes 39 affordable units is expected to break ground in late September on Christian W ay just south of A1A in Y ulee. P lans call for an upscale, gated comm unity with 16 buildings in two-stor y a nd three-story configurations. Amenities include a clubhouse and a swimming pool as well as a half-mile long nature trail and a designated area to wash the car and the family dog. Garages and outdoor parking for 522 vehicles ar e also included on the proj ects site drawings. T he complex will be known as The R eserve and it is going up on an undeveloped 24.28-acre parcel along a stretch of land on Christian Way where there are future plans to extend the r oadway two miles to the Amelia C oncourse. T he extension is part of the Loop Road that is designed to go ar ound various shopping centers north and south of A1A without getting on to the state road. The affordable housing units make the project eligible for government funding to help with constr uction. There are plans to ask for the money, according to the agreement between the developer and the county, though no public r ecor ds exist show ing that the developer has filed for publ ic funding. T he property was sold in June for $ 2.1 million by DB Florida, LLC, according to the Nassau County Pr o per t y Appraiser s website. That is a limited liability corporation headed by David Berkman, a local philanthr opist and one of the county s largest private landowners. The site also shows that the LLC purchased the land on Dec. 21, 2000 for$ 296,700. The buyer is listed as LFW Reserve, LLC, which is headed by an Atlantabased real estate developer with experience building offices and call center facilities across the country. The county gave developer LFW Reserve the go-ahead earlier this month to build 15-units per acre, five more units than is allowed under the county s building code, because the project qualified for bonus units under a local plan to promote affordable housing. Nassau Countys Growth Management Of fice says the 2030 Compr ehensive Plan encourages affordable housing and of fers incentives, such as bonus housing allowances. Having a diversified housing mix with a variety of price points conMore apartments coming to Yulee MANDRICK Continued on 3A HOUSING Continued on 3A PHOTOS BY KA T HY RUSSELL/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Diver Stephen Mazino in the Atlantic with a spear ed lionfish, top, and L yla Pirkola, with boat Captain D an Lindley, above, holding one of the smaller lionfish taken during the 2nd Annual Northeast F lorida Lionfish Rodeo on Satur day The non-native lionfish ar e culled to help pr eserve native fish species. Lionfish hunt intended to s a ve nati ve specie s BRYAN BROOKS F or the N ews-Leader O O ne of the divers involved in the 2nd Annual Northeast Florida Lionfish Rodeo was Kathy Russell, the citys aquatic manager. Russell is also a scuba instructor and owner of Scuba Station, located behind the city s r ecr eation center on Atlantic Avenue. Up to now her mission has been to teach diving and promote the marine health of the local envir onment of f the shores of Amelia Island. Shes the last person youd think would take up a spear gun to harm a beautiful critter like the lionfish. Russell has a background as a marine biology teacher at Fernandina Beach High School. In the 1990s, with the help of a local fishing club, and under the auspices of Nassau County Russell applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to drop scrap concr ete of f Amelia Island, encouraging renewal of marine habitats on the sandy bottom of fshore. She got help from Pensacola Fish Havens, using their four-sided metal forms for her students to fill in with concrete. By 2001, the fishing club had purchased 12. Having no money to have the items taken offshore, eventually the U.S. Coast Guard agreed to take them out on one of their buoy tenders. In 2006, the Coast Guar d took Russell and 20 students for the first dr op of her artificial reef structures off Amelia Island. The concr ete buoy blocks were dropped in 68-70 feet of water about eight miles offshore. And for about five years there were annual trips for fish counts, documented with underwater photographs. The last count was made in 2011. So why then would Russell join a band of hardy North Florida spear fishermen in an attempt to wipe out the ar ea s beautiful lionfish? The answer: The lionfish, though indeed beautiful, is a non-native species off Amelia s Islands shores, having a devastating effect on our marine environment. And they are rapidly spreading to the detriment of local fish populations. It gets worse: Lionfish seem immune to the parasites local fish have to contend with. Lionfish originate fr om the Indo-Pacific oceans of the world. In their own environment predators and parasites keep them in check, but not her e. And unfor tunately they just love to scar f down native species of fish off Amelia Island like LIONFISH Continued on 12A M andrick
2A F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Rev. Earl Richo Sr. T he funeral service for Rev. Earl Richo, Sr., will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday at the River of Praise Worship Center, 83410 St Mark Drive, Yulee, Fla. The visitat ion will be held from 5-7 p.m. F riday at Elm Street Church of God, 502 South 11th St. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book at www.tswarden.com. Funerals By T.S. Warden Jacksonville B ill Soper Bill Soper, formerly from Yulee, Florida, died on August 11, 2014 in Middletown, CT. Bill was born on December 1 1, 1928, in Larchmont, N.Y. to the late parents Dudley and C arol Soper. Bill graduated from the Missouri School of Science and Technology, with a degree in Electric Engineering. Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and spent 30 years working for Electric Boat, in Groton, CT. Unc is survived by brothers, Harry and wife Pat, Peter and his wife Rose, sisters, Caroline (Mike Jane Hackett and her husband D avid, and will be missed by 12 nieces and nephews, and 24 g rand-nieces and nephews. Swan Funeral Home Clinton, Conn. J ohn Lewis Timmons Sr. John Lewis T immons, Sr. was born on October 2, 1946 inK ings Fer r y, Florida to Mrs. C ora Lee Timmons and the late George Timmons, Sr. He was happily married to Anna T immons for 49 years. He was known in the community as Uncle John.H e was educat e d in Callahan, F lorida. He worked as a multi-craft millwright at Rayonier in Fernandina Beach, FL and retired after 47 years of dedication in October 2011. He was known to be a har dw orking man and a pillar of the c ommunity He was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Tangela Timmons, and his father, George Timmons, Sr. He leaves to cherish his loving memor y his wife, Anna T immons; son, John Lewis T immons, Jr. (Tracey); mothe r Cora Lee T immons; grand daughters, Kayla and Jelisa Timmons; other relatives and many sor rowing friends. Funeral ser vice will be held Satur day, August 16, 2014 at 11 AM in Mt. Hor eb Baptist Church, Lessie, FL. V iewing will be held today, F riday, August 15, 2014 from 57 pm in Mt. Hor eb Baptist Church. Interment will be in Brickyard Community Cemetery. M cK inne y F amily F uner al Home Jacksonville DEA TH NO TICES Mrs. Doris McIntyre Crump, 72, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Chester Chur ch of God. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mar garet Rochelle Creamer, 70, Fernandina Beach, died on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. 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Barnabas dedicates peace pole For the News-Leader Barnabas Center recently dedicated a Peace Pole at its new facility in honor of Dr. Tom W ashburn, the founder of the B arnabas Samaritan Clinic. The Peace Pole displays the message and prayer May Peace Pr evail on Earth in several languages. There are tenso f thousands of Peace Poles e rected in 180 countries all o ver the world as monuments t o peace. W a nda Lanier, executive director of Barnabas, led the dedication ceremony with wor ds inspired by Washburns life work of helping others. Peace is not just an absence of war. It is a virtue, a s tate of mind, a disposition for benevolence and doing w hat is right, she said. Lanier noted that Dr. Washburn is not only a champion for peace through his words, but also t hrough his actions, the true m easur e of ones commitment t o peace. His actions in our community are reflected in his founding and direction of the Samaritan Clinic, which has cared for the sick and injured for more than eight years. He has tirelessly d evoted his time and energy t o providing a place of h ope and healing for those who have no other place to turn. L anier stated that Washburn reminded her of a great l eader for peace, Dr. Martin Luther King, who said, The first question that the priest and the Levite asked was, If I s top to help this man, what will h appen to me? But, the Good S amaritan asked a different question: If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him. This token of peace is dedicated to Dr. Tom Washburn, who has devoted much of his l ife to peace and the compass ionate care of and concern for o thers, stated Lanier. J J e e e e p p c c l l u u b b E ight Flags Jeep Club of N assau County is having a membership drive. If you have a dependable Jeep vehicle and want to meet with other enthusiasts then its time to join Northeast Floridas newest Jeep club.E very type of Jeep vehicle is w elcome in this gr owing, d rug and alcohol free family o riented club. V i sit the booth at the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-of f Aug. 22-23 at Main Beach in Fernandina Beach or visit www.eightflags jeep.com. A A d d o o p p t t i i o o n n s s p p e e c c i i a a l l s s N assau County Animal Ser v ices is attempting to set a new record for adoptions currently it has 850 adoptions and it wants to hit the 1,000 mark. Therefore, it has a special on cats and kittens; adultc ats are just $20 and kittens a r e $15 with a buy one, get o ne. Adult dogs ar e $50 and puppies are $75. Anyone adopting a dog or cat from NCAS now through Sept. 30 will be placed in a drawing for a one-night stay at The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. Give a shelter animal a forever home and help Animal Services reach a new record of 1,000 adoptions. It also offers a Seniors for Seniors program where anyone 60 or over can adopt a cat or dog 5 years or older for $10. The 2015 Pets of Nassau County calendars also are now available for $20, with the proceeds going to treat heartworm positive dogs at the shelter. They are on sale at the lobby of NCAS, 86078 License Road, Yulee. Call 491-7440. S S h h r r i i m m p p d d i i n n n n e e r r s s Big Red will serve shrimp fettuccine alfredo with salad and garlic bread for a $10 donation from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., Fer nandina Beach. S S t t e e a a k k n n i i g g h h t t T he American Legion R iders of Post 54 hosts a steak dinner the third Saturday at the Post 626 S. Third St. Dinner includes steak, baked potato, corn on the cob and salad, for a $12 donation. For to-go ordersc all 261-7900. Entertainment s tar ts at 7 p.m. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gar y W Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 24. A basic with defensive tactics course will beh eld at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 and 17. F or details and additional c lasses and infor m ation, con tact Belson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or email@example.com. Visit www.TheBelsonGroup.com. P P a a n n c c a a k k e e b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t V FW Post 4351 will host a p ancake br eakfast on Aug. 17 f r o m 8-11 a.m. for a $5 donation. All monies donated will go to suppor ting VFW programs. For information call 432-8791. C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e s s o o n n s s The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 745 will meet Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Pig Barbeque Restaurant in Callahan. A historical presentation will be given. As always, the meeting is open to the public. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. The next meeting will be held at the Council on Aging of Nassau County, Aug. 21 fr om 2:30-4 p.m. This meet ing is open to the public and ever yone who has an interest is invited to attend. For further information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 2610717, ext. 113. P P a a r r k k i i n n s s o o n n s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Parkinson s Disease Suppor t Gr o up will meet at 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 andD ec. 18. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m V V e e t t s s The V i etnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 will hold its monthly membership meeting on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the ARK of Nassau, 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee. For information call 330-4679. B B r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t s s e e r r i i e e s s Family Support Services of North Florida Inc., Nassau County Of fice, pr e sents its next Br eakfast Lear ning Series on Aug. 26 fr om 910:30 a.m. The topic will be Mandatory ReporterT raining, featuring Ashley N icole Sawyer training supervisor with the Department of Children and Families Florida Abuse Hotline. Highlights will include r eporting requirements, indicators of abuse and neglect a nd who is r equir ed to report i t. N etworking and continen tal breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Register to attend by emailing lisa.rozier@fssnf. org or by calling 321-8665. The FSS Nassau County office is located at 96016 Lofton Squar e Cour t, in the Lofton Square shopping center A1A and Amelia Concourse in Yulee. The monthly educational program is free and open to social services professionals, foster or adoptive parents, relative caregivers and the general public. WEEKLY UPDATE Grief support Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy, but support from others and sharing your loss can lessen the burden. To help, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida conducts t suppor t gr oups. Led by trained bereavement counselors, these ses sions are ongoing and available to anyone who has experienced a loss. Open suppor t gr oup par ticipants do not need to contact Community Hospice before attending. The Open Therapeutic Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach. The Loss of a Spouse Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month fr om 6-7:30 p.m. at Community Hospice Nassau County Administrative Office, 96084 Victorias Place, Yulee. Contact Joanne Bernard, LCSW, at 407-6811 or visit CommunityHospice.com. ESD or drowning? Know the signs ALEXANDRIA, Va. While standing at the end ofy our boat dock, you see a person struggling in the w ater. Do you recognize that the person is drowning, or is something else going on? And what should you do? Doing the right thing could help save someone elses life, and might keep you from losing yours. Electric Shock Drowning ( ESD) occurs when faulty dock or boat wiring causes electricity (alternating current or AC power) to enter fresh water and pass through a swimmer. The swimmer does not need to be touching the bottom, a boat or dock structure, and even minute a mounts of electricity can be incapacitating. As more light is shed on this danger, it is likel y that some ESD fatalities have been misidentified asd rowning, preventing awaren ess of this summertime b oating danger. T he risk of ESD is greate st in fresh or brackish waters, so some areas such as estuaries or rivers may only be in the danger zone after heavy rains. In saltwat er, electrical current takes t he path of least r esistance, b ypassing swimmers. U nlike a drowning swimm er, who typically cant yell out for help because their mouth is mostly underwater, an ESD victim is often confused about what is happening to them, may be able to shout, and will feel numb n ess, tingling, pain and paraly sis. A drowning victim often l ooks playful, moving their arms in a ladder climbing fashion, while an Electric Shock Drowning victim looks distressed and may simply r oll onto their back if wearing a life jacket or r oll face down into the water, t otally unr esponsive. A typical dr o wning can take up to a minute for an adult or just 20 seconds for a child, with the victims arms moving in a climbing-a-ladd er type motion, taking quick gulps of air, with the m outh below the water much of the time. ESD victims can be instantly paralyzed and not move at all. So what do you need to do for both cases? Dont jump in the water call 911, a nd follow the Reach, throw, row, but dont go mantra. O nly a professional lifeguard h as the training to handle a d r owning victim. Far too o ften, news reports show well-intentioned rescuers increase the fatality count. If the problem is ESD which may not be abundantly clear going in the water could kill you. W hether the person is d r owning or suffering from E SD, use an oar, boathook or throw a floatation device, or get into a boat and try to reach the person from there. Do everything you can tossing a line, throwing life jackets, grabbing a nearby dinghy but don t go into t he water yourself. O nce you have retrieved t he person, star t CPR if ther e is no pulse. Automated Electrical Defibrillators are also becoming more common just make sure the victims chest is dry. For mor e infor mation, p ar ents, dock owners, b oaters and marina and boat c lub operators can go to the Boat Owners Association of The United States Electric Shock Drowning Resource Center at www.BoatUS.com/ seaworthy/ESD. Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) occurs when faulty d ock or boat wiring c auses electricity ( alternating current o r AC power) to e nter fresh water a nd pass through a swimmer. P P A A G G E E P P A A G G E E 2 BACK TO SCHOOL A A d d j j u u n n c c t t s s s s o o u u g g h h t t The Florida State College at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook Nassau Center is seeking qualified adjuncts for the fall ter m, which begins on Aug. 25. Instr uctors are needed for daytime classes in Economics, IntermediateA lgebra, U.S. History to 1 865 and Histor y of Florida. A masters degree from a r e gionally accr edited institu tion is required with a graduate major concentration or a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the primary teaching field. If you are interested and meet the r equir ements, con tact Dr. Garner at 766-6593. Y Y L L N N a a p p p p l l i i c c a a t t i i o o n n s s Youth Leadership Nassau is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Students in the program will gain an increased awareness of community needs, oppor tunities and resources, and develop effective styles of leadership. Program is open to 10th and 11th grade students who can demonstrate pr oven leadership ability in school and/or community activities and who have an inter est in addressing the issues confronting Nassau County. An average of B or better is recommended. Applications may be obtained through your school of fice, a teacher or guidance counselor. B B o o y y s s & & G G i i r r l l s s C C l l u u b b s s Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County are now open for registration for the 2014-15 school year. The clubs opened on Aug. 11. Call 491-9102 for infor mation and enr ollment of your youngster at the Roberts Club on Lime Str eet in Fernandina Beach, or call 261-1075 for information and enrollment at the Miller Club in Nassauville. B B r r i i n n g g a a f f r r i i e e n n d d e e v v e e n n t t Girl Scouts of Nassau County will have a recruitment event at Fer nandina Party-and-Play, 1852 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach, on Aug. 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a Bring a Friend event and currently registered Girl Scouts that bring a friend who registers as a Girl Scout will r eceive half-price admission for both g irls and a Bring a Friend p atch. All new girls that r e g ister as Girl Scouts will receive a wristband good for admission to Party-and-Play on a later date. Call 335-7571 for mor e infor m ation. N N A A C C D D A A C C m m e e e e t t s s If you are interested in the prevention and elimination of underage drinking and other drug use within Nassau County see what NACDACs meetings are all about. NACDAC meets the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Police Department community r oom. Kerrie Albert, director of Pr evention Services for NACDAC, will present its Know the Law program to coalition members. For information, visit www .nacdac.or g or call Susan Woodford or Kerrie Albert at 277-3699. Y Y H H S S o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e Yulee High School will hold an Open House on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. S S A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The School Advisory Council of Fernandina Beach High School will have an organizational meeting on Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the main office conference room. For questions and/or concerns, contact Spencer G. Lodr ee at 261-5713. S S t t u u d d e e n n t t s s d d a a y y New FSCJ students can meet faculty, tour campus and receive their class schedule before the first day of classes at the New Student Family and Friends Day on Aug. 23 fr om 9 a.m. to noon. V isit the campus book stor es. Acquir e a student ID card. Visit with representatives from advising, student life and leadership, and career development. Meet student athletes and campus leaders. The events ar e fr ee. Locations include the Betty P Cook Nassau Center 76346 William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee.
ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader N assau County deputies seized $77,000 worth of stolen vehicles and equipment after discovering marijuana plants growing in a yard east of Hilliard, according to a Nassau County Sherif f s Of fice report. D eputies also noted dr u g a ctivity was likely going on i nside the residence, as drug paraphernalia also was seized ther e. Behind the residence at 151080 CR 108, deputies founda 2003 Coachman travel trail er; a 2000 Coachman travel trail e r; a 1989 Chevr olet dually picku p tr uck; a 1986 Bass boat; a 9 0hp Mercury boat motor; a boat trailer; a 2007 Honda jet ski and trailer; a Caterpillar Bobcat skidder; and a homemade utility trailer. The equipment was deter mined to have been stolen fr om t he Jacksonville area over the l ast several months. 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Thanks again to you all! You all will be greatly missed! Jack & Wanda Watson This investigation has shown that Mr. M andricks difficult management style and p ropensity to anger have seriously affected h is working relationship with his staff r eportedly called the city to complain about two city worke rs not working while on duty. At Mandricks direction, the employees received verbal warnings, but another employee claimed Mandrick made derogatory remarks about these two individuals. A nother employee said that while Mandrick can somet imes be hard to deal with, they always work things out in the citys best interest, according to the report. This employee, who said he had worked with Mandrick for 15 years, also stated Mandrick is very efficient in running his operations and treats it as i f it were his own business. However, the report stated, the majority of employees interviewed did feel that Mr. Mandrick is demanding and very direct in his ap-p roach with his subordinates. Mandrick also reportedly wrote in a memo to Human Resources Director Robin Marley that he resented the poor work ethic of these employees and that his frust ration level had been building. This investigation has shown that Mr. Mandricks difficult management style and propensity to anger have seriously affected his working relationship with his staff, the report stated. ... All employees are encouraged to forgive slight t ransgressions and engage in productive resolution immediately when issues arise. Retaliation for this or any other complaint will not be tolerated. I do not agree with all the s tatements made in this report, Mandrick wrote in an e mployee comment section, but ... I am always willing and desire to improve myself. Mandrick was working for Florida Public Utilities when the city purchased its water utility from FPU in 2003, and w as hired that same year as city utilities director. According to Human Resources Director Robin Marley, he is a general contractor and also has a degree in electrical engin eering. His salary is $100,092. email@example.com MANDRICK Continued from 1A tributes to a healthy communit y and promotes a healthy economy, said Senior Planner Taco Pope. Any time you can get a strong mix of housing it works b etter for everyone. And this is a good place for multi-family b ecause its near shops and restaurants. T he countys Planning & Zoning Board approved the plan at its Aug. 5 meeting. The county commission is expected to vote on the development at its A ug. 25 meeting. The current owner is a corp oration headed by Atlanta real estate developer Dave K raxberger, according to documents filed with the Georgia Secretary of State. Kraxberger is the president of Adevco Realty Group, in N orcross, Ga. Site plans filed with Nassau County andr eleased at the Planning & Zoning Board meeting earlier t his month include the Adevco name. LFW Reserve, LLC is qualified under its agreement with the county to receive state m oney to help fund construction. T he money is expected to come from the Florida Housing Finance Corp., which subsidizes t he construction of affordable h ousing. Our funding is used to help pay for the brick and mortar construction, said spokespers on Cecka Green. In an interview on Tuesday, Green said the property has not yet applied for money so she did not know how much the d eveloper is eligible to receive. But once we have the details Ic an email you the jpeg with all of the information, said Green. Its public. Green did provide information on how rents are calculated for affordable housing. So did the countys Budget Director a nd Assistant County Manager Shanea Jones. T hats because the developer is required to file annual r eports with the county, and under the agreement the paperwork is expected to be filed with the county managers office, should they ask for the governments financial help. The Florida Housing F inance Corp. calculates the numbers based on the countys m edian family income as determined by the federal government. In Nassau County that amount is $62,300. Keep in mind that median means middle. So, half of the families with four people in N assau County earn more than $62,300 and half earn less than t hat amount. The rent amount is then calculated using 60 percent of them edian. So, under guidelines set by the federal government, the highest rent for an affordable two-bedroom apartment for a family of four would be $853. T he developer is responsible for roadway improvements, i ncluding sidewalks to the public roadway and a right turn lane into the complex. Project Engineer Nick Gillette of G illette & Associates in F er nandina Beach said in an i nterview Tuesday that he expects the Florida Department o f Transportation to handle the turn lane as part of its widening o f A1A that will increase the number of lanes to six from four. The timing works out that w ay, said Gillette. By the time w e need to do it, theyll have a lready taken care of it. HOUSING Continued from 1A Candidates set for city election Ther e are five candidates f or two seats on the Fernand ina Beach City Commission i n the fall election. Incumbents Charles Cor bett and Sarah Pelican ar e seeking reelection to a second three-year term. Corbett has been challenged by former commis-s ioner Tim Poynter, who was d efeated in his reelection bid t wo years ago by now Mayor Ed Boner and Roy G. Smith Jr., a newcomer to local politics. Pelican will face Robin Lentz, a school guidance counselor who is making her firstb id to hold elective office. T her e also will be a straw poll on the ballot to choose t he mayor. Boner won that poll l ast year, and will seek reelect ion. He faces Commissioner Pat Gass. Commissioner Johnny Miller who was elected to the board last year, chose not to be considered for the job of mayor. The city commission also is c ontemplating placing several o ther straw poll questions on t he ballot to deter m ine if r es idents ar e willing to pay for certain services such as waterfront improvements or a parking garage. The election is set for Nov. 4 with a runoff in December if c andidates fail to gain a majori ty in the first vote. A A f f f f o o r r d d a a b b l l e e h h o o u u s s i i n n g g ? ? T he countys 2030 Comprehensive Plan encourages affordable housing, including multi-family development. But now that the market is picking up steam, county officials say developers continue to plan single-family development. Consider what happened at the Woodbrier subdivision planned for Nassauville. Developers had planned this spring to include a mix of m ulti-family development and single-family houses for the site on Woodbridge Lane, off Old Nassauville Road. B ut they changed their minds and in April requested and received approval from the Planning & Zoning Board to make the project 64 single-family houses with two acres set aside for recreation. The request required a zoning change and documents submitted to the board asked why. Heres the answer listed in the Planned Unit Development (PUD There are no reasons why the property cannot be used as multi-family. The only negative aspect of the change ist hat it takes affordable housing away from the housing stock of the county The Woodbrier subdivision sits next to the Nassau Club apartments rental complex. Afew miles away in Yulee is Courtney Isles, an apartment complex north of A1Abehind Target. The countys Growth Management Office said that two y ears ago, there was an inquiry to build a 64-unit apartment complex behind the Ron Anderson car dealership but discus-s ion fell apart. Nope. We had several meetings in 2012 but it never moved forward, said Senior Planner Taco Pope. firstname.lastname@example.org Stolen vehicles recovered in Hilliard SUBMITTED Nassau County Sheriffs Deputy T.L. Beazley gathers infor m ation on a stolen travel trailer found behind a r e si dence in Hilliar d. THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...A PU BLICSE RVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWSLEADER
S heriff Bill Leeper announced that the Nassau County Sheriffs Office is looking for two female suspects who stole a purse, wallet, credit cards and other personal identification from an elderly victim out of her shopping cart at the Walmart Supercenter in Yulee o n June 2. The suspects immediately u sed the credit cards at Walmart and then proceeded to Jacksonville where they made purchases and opened accounts at Dicks Sporting Goods, Target, Home Depot, Belks, T.J. Maxx and Academy Sports & Outdoors. I f anyone recognizes these two suspects or may have inform ation as to their whereabouts, c ontact the Nassau County S heriffs Office at 225-0331 or remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-8458477 The Nassau County Sheriff Office also wants to remind Nassau residents to be on the l ookout for several scams that h ave sur faced around North F lorida over the past few months: Since the end of Mar c h, ther e have been 16 r e por t ed incidents of utility bill scams in Floridas Northeast region. The victims are contacted by phonea nd are told their power will be s hut off if they dont pay their past due amount, immediately. The majority of these calls are made to businesses. The suspects are impersonating power company workers and direct the victims to purchase Green Dot cards to pay for their past due bills. Since April, there have been seven reported incidents o f IRS tax scams in the region. The suspect contacts the victims and informs them he is an IRS agent and there is a warrant for their arrest for unpaid taxes. He tells the victims they need to pay immediately with a Green Dot card to avoid furthert ax proceedings and possible arrest. Some reports indicate t he suspect does have knowle dge of the victims personal i nformation. Since April, there have been 11 r e ported incidents of victims stating theyre receiving calls from officers stating they have an active warrant for their arrest for missing jury d uty. These calls are occurring t hr oughout the region, specific ally Marion County, Alachua County and Jacksonville. The caller tells the victim they can take car e of the war r ant by purchasing a Green Dot card. Since April, there have been 11 reported incidents ofv ictims reporting theyve a pplied for loans online and ar e a pproved. The catch to getting the loan is the victim has to send a good faith payment or a pr o cessing fee in or der to r e ceive the loan. Victims are instructed to pur chase Gr een Dot car d s to begin the loan process. In some c ases, the caller has even stayed o n the phone with the victim w hile theyve traveled to the store to purchase the card. V i ctims then r e ad the Gr een D ot number to the caller and never hear from them again. Since April, there have been five reported incidents of victims reporting theyve received phone calls from Publishers Clearinghouse stating theyve won a prize. The caller tells the victims that in o rder for them to receive their prize; they must send money o n a Green Dot card. In some of the reports, the victims have received paperwork regarding the prize money and even congratulatory letters. Since May, there have been four incidents where complainants have been victims ofp ersonal shopper scams. The victims state they sign up to be s ecret shoppers on line. A few d ays later they receive a priori ty mail package with a check. The victims are instructed to cash the check at their local bank and then purchase Green Dot money cards. The victims are then to email the Green Dot 14-digit secret pin number. In s ome cases, the victims are told t heyr e to evaluate the banks c ustomer service and the customer service of the business they pur c hase the Gr e en Dot car d fr o m. Treasury Department Since April, there have been three reported incidents wheret he victims receive calls stating t heyve r eceived a grant from t he Department of Treasury. The caller states that in order for the victims to r e ceive the grant, they must pay a fee. The victims are instructed to purchase Gr een Dot car ds and call back with the identification n umber on the card. Dont fall prey to these or o ther scams designed to take away your hard-earned money said Leeper The St. Marys River Bridge on US 17 at the Florida/ G eorgia state line reopens to vehicular traffic today. A time is not set for the bridge to open today as a few r emaining touch-ups are completed, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The refurbished bridge will a ccommodate the same legal weight loads as it did when itc losed May 6, 2013 for the $3.5 million rehabilitation project. F DOT oversaw the project, in coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation. Kiewit Infrastructure South C o. of Tampa began work March 15, 2013, and the project was scheduled to be completed e arlier this summer. Maintenance and repairs w ere performed on the bridge along with complete repainti ng. The uniqueness of the bridge required tedious work of hand-sanding and painting of small components, applying primer, applying the blue c oat and then the clear coat to help the finish endurel onger, FDOT said in a press release. T he 1927 St. Marys River Bridge carries US 17, also known as the Atlantic Coastal Highway, across the border of Florida and Georgia. When c onstructed, US 17 was the principal federal highway providing northern access into F lorida. A 563-foot-long swing-span s tructure consists of six concrete girder approach spans a nd three steel trusses. The bridge helped open Florida to travelers from the northeastern part of the nation. Although partially owned b y Georgia, the state of Florida, with federal aid, constructed t he St. Marys River Bridge and continues to maintain the b ridge. For additional information regarding this project or other FDOT projects around Northeast Florida, visit www.nfl r oads.com. 4A F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK St. Marys River Bridge slated to reopen today NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday,August 25,2014,at 4:00 PM in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida to consider the following application: ORDINANCE 2014-28 AN OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH,FLORIDA,SUBMITTING TO THE CITY ELECTORS PROPOSED AMENDMENTSTOTHE CHARTER WHICH AMEND SECTION 9 BY INCREASING THE TERMS OF COMMISSIONERS FROM THREE TO FOUR YEARS;CITY GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN EVEN NUMBERED YEARS;PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM ELECTION;PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact 310-3115, TTY/TDD 711 or through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodation. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING, S/HE WILL NEED TOENSURE THATAVERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. For information, please contact the Staff of the City Clerks Office, 204 Ash Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, (904 3115, Monday through Friday. 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Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904 Jerry Lee's Music &Artisans Emporium 101 West Saint Patrick St. Saint Marys, GA 31558 (912 Willie Jewell's BBQ 1621 Hwy 40 Kingsland, GA (912 Moondance Vinatage Clothing and Records 202 Mallery St. St. Simons, GA (912NL/PSA ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader According to a city police report, police are seeking the ar rest of a local man who doused his BMW with gaso-l ine and set it on fire Aug. 8. P olice wer e dispatched to t he 400 block of South Fifth Street around 8:30 p.m. after a call about a vehicle on fire, the report stated. A blue 700 Series BMW was engulfed in flames in a vacant lot. Jacob Austin, 62, the owner o f the car, was found at his resi dence at 409 S. Fifth St., and q uestioned by police. When he came to the front door, he reportedly was not surprised that his vehicle was on fire, a nd told police he didnt care and was going to sleep. He told an officer to leave and notb other him, then went back i nside and shut the door, according to the report. A woman told police she had been with Austin earlier in the day when he becamee nraged, walked out of his house, grabbed a red gas can a nd poured gas into the cars s unroof. A man who lives in a unit behind Austins residence told police that, 45 minutes earlier, Austin told him he was going to burn his car and asked for a lighter. The man told Austin he did n ot want to have anything to do w ith bur ning the car the r eport stated. Five minutes later, the man reportedly heard a boom and lookedo utside to see Austins car in f lames. The state fire marshal, who was called to the scene by city police, took photos and collected the gas can next toA ustins residence. Photos and witness statements were forw arded to city police, and the v ehicle was towed away. C ity police continued in their attempts to contact Austin by knocking on his door, but he did not respond, the report stated. Having a probable cause of felony arson, police wrote an affidavit for Austins a rrest, according to the report. adaughtr y@f b ne wsleader.com Man sets own car on fire Scam: Women stole purse K K e e e e p p u u p p w w i i t t h h l l o o c c a a l l n n e e w w s s e e v v e e n n w w h h e e n n y y o o u u a a r r e e n n o o t t a a t t h h o o m m e e . V V i i s s i i t t y y o o u u r r L L O O C C A A L L n n e e w w s s s s o o u u r r c c e e o o n n l l i i n n e e f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m
HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader S andy Catto plays several roles at Yulee Middle School. S hes a reading coach, varsity volleyball coach, parent and PTO volunteer. Catto has been active with the YMS Parent Teacher O rganization for nine years. Theres a lot of work b ehind the PTO. There are fundraisers, luncheons, activit ies and all sorts of things that volunteers can help with that benefit the students, teachers and the school. Catto finds it very uplifting t o witness the students excitement when they get a p rize at the honor roll assembly held at the end of each n ine-week period. Prizes are awarded for straight As, AB honor roll, and for having no discipline referrals. One of the tasks PTO volu nteers do is to purchase those incentive awards. e get a lot of different things for this candy, earbuds, stuffed animals. We pick prizes that we think midd le schoolers would like. The gift cards are really big. Although being a PTO volunteer can be challenging at times, as when the fundraising order arrives and must be distributed to more than 900 s tudents, Catto believes the r ewards are worth the occas ional stress. It takes a village to raise a child and if everyone contributes to the cause there will be more rewards and i ncentives to spread around. A t this point there are only a bout 200 parents in the YMS P TO and with more than 900 students, more volunteers are needed. Its only $5 per family to join and we can always use more members because the money goes right back to thes chool to benefit your children, said Catto, who p oints out that people might be surprised to learn the PTO a lso uses the money for teacher luncheons, special treats for eighth graders who earn high grades on Florida Writes, for gift cards for the Accelerated Reading Program and sometimes to pay for teachers to attend w orkshops. I really like how they use t he money they raise through PTO for the students at the s chool, said Catto. A Nassau County native, Catto graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1983, obtaining her t eaching credentials at University of North Florida, w ith a Masters in Elementary Education. Shes also Reading E ndorsed. Employed by the Nassau County school system for 25 years, Catto taught from first to eighth grade before becoming a reading coach. Catto also coaches four volleyball club teams. She has three children: B rady, who just finished fire school, Spencer, who is attending La Grange College in Georgia and Mallory, a student at YMS, as well as a feline companion named Gracie. I love living in Nassau County because you have access to beaches, rivers, beautiful views and bike trails w hile at the same time you h ave a big city very close to y ou. Living in Nassau is like living a vacation. Leisure activities for the busy mom include boating, scuba diving, mountain biking, crafting and sewing. Yulee Middle School is l ocated at 85439 Miner Road. P hone 491-7944. t email@example.com CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 NEWS News-Leader An Association organized exclusively to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment in the visual arts of Nassau County, FL 904-261-7020 www.islandart.org 218A Ash StreetFernandina Beach, Florida 32034904.491.8040Visit Us atwww.ameliasanjongallery.com FIND US SITUATED IN THE BEAUTIFULMARTITIME FORESTOF AMELIAISLAND PLANTATION IN THE OMNI SPAAND SHOPS 94 AMELIAVILLAGE CIRCLE WWW.ARTAMELIA.COMPARTY TONIGHTFRIDAY, August 15from 5:30 TO 8:00PM New Art Show Opening As Time Goes By Hosted At The Gallery By Osprey VillageTo Benefit Amelia Montessori School ($10 Per Person at the door). HEAVYAPITIZERS, FINE WINES, SOFTDRINKS, prizes, drawings for gifts and an Apple Mini-Ipad. Call (904904AFINE ARTS GALLERY JOEWINSTONPOTTERYAVAILABLEat theISLANDARTGALLERY18N. 2nd Street Jswinston@bellsouth.net Discover Amelia Islands Art CommunityVisit all of these galleries & businesses today PTO busy, uplifting for volunteer at YMS H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader The hospital staf f at Baptist Medical Center Nassau has a new look. Theyr e all wearing unifor ms made of V estex. This material is specially designed to be a first line ofd efense against unexpected s plashes and splatters of blood a nd bodily fluids. The fabric barrier protects both patients and medical personnel against contaminants coming in contact with their skin. The fabric also has an embedded antimicrobial. Hospital administrators are k een on the new uniforms, s eeing them as another weapon in the fight against infection. Health car e workers appar el has become the latest high-tech tool, allowing us to turn a uniform into an infection prevention device,s aid John F. Wilbanks, B aptist Health chief operating of f icer. For Rurick Wheeler supervisor in Environmental Services at Baptist Nassau, the uniforms are all about protection and health. Its designed to protect a gainst contact fr o m dr oplets. For instance, with the Ebola virus in West Africa, now, maybe if those doctors and nurses had this, the fluid might not have got into them. Wheeler said it speaks volumes that Baptist is makingt his investment for its employe es. Its a part of changing health care for good! Joy Sullivan, lead associate care provider in the Patient Care Division, said, It is comfor table, but it does take a little getting used to because its a dif fer ent material than w ere used to but we do like t hem. And wer e all color -coor d inated for our different d epar t ments, so wer e more identifiable. Stephanie Adams often has to deal with patients who ar e bleeding in the Emer gency Room, so she appr eciates the specially treated fabric. The blood just rolls off, it b eads off. Nothing soaks t hr ough the material. The uniforms also protect against bacteria that cause odor, another benefit for employees, and all three like the fact there are different styles fr om which to choose. Baptist Medical Center N assau is located at 1250 S outh 18th St. Phone 321-3500 o r visit e-baptisthealth.com firstname.lastname@example.org HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Stephanie Adams, Rurick Wheeler and Joy Sullivan show off the new protective unifor m s now worn by staff at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. New uniforms protect hospital staff, patients HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER e can always use more members because the money goes right back to the school to benefit your children, said YMS PTO volunteer Sandy Catto. American Beach museum to open The A.L. Lewis Historical Society is planning to open the American Beach Museum with festivities Sept. 5-6. Events will include a recept ion for donors, board memb ers, county and state of ficials o n Friday, Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. The public event is scheduled for Satur day Sept. 6 fr o m 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include music, storytelling, art displays and r efr eshments. T ours of the museum will be held ever y 30 m inutes from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p .m. Oral history documentat ion will be offered on the community center porch from noon to 3 p.m. Or ganizers also are planning a tribute for MaVynee Betsch, a local r esident widely known as Beach Lady for her support of t he environment and historical s ignificance of American Beach. S he died in 2005. Family mem bers will be on hand for the cel ebration. For infor m ation contact Carol Alexander at Alexander. email@example.com. F F i i n n d d i i t t ! B B u u y y i i t t ! S S e e l l l l i i t t ! C C l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s s a a d d s s p p a a y y . C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 ublic safety is the bedrock of what we do. T her e is nothing mor e impor t ant than the s afety of our patients and these garments are p art of an organization-wide emphasis on q ualit y and s a fet y to cr eate the s a fest possib le en vironment for our patients and staff H UGH GREENE B A PTIST HEAL T H PRE S IDENT AND CE O
6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Every 10 years the Florida Legislature e ngages in redrawing the district lines for congressional, state senate and state house seats. Known as redistricting or reapportionment, this process ensures that each legislative seat will represent a similar number of constituents a nd ensure equal representation. The U.S. Constitution requires the reapportionment of t he U.S. House of Representatives, which includes the distribution of the Houses 435 s eats between the states and the equalization of population between districts within each state. In February 2012 the Florida Legislature passed SB 1174 redistricting Floridas population into 27 congressional districts. Not long a fter, two legal challenges were filed in Leon County in Floridas Second Judicial Circuit. E ventually the two challenges were combined into one case, Romo v. Detzner. O n July 10, the court issued an order rejecting challenges to eight districts (Districts 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 26 and 27) but finding Districts 5 and 10 invalid. On Aug. 1, the court issued an order requiring the Legislature to s ubmit a remedial map no later than noon on Aug. 15. The court also directed the Secretary o f State and Supervisors of Elections to propose a special election schedule and comments r egarding the conduct of a special election. Hence, my journey back to Tallahassee for a special session of the Florida Legislature that convened at noon on Thursday, Aug. 7. The joint proclamation was read, followed by prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. After brief remarks by Speaker Weatherford and instructions on the committee and amendment process, the House adjourned at 12:16 p.m. Many members returned back to their districts later that day. Members assigned to the Select C ommittee on Redistricting began their delibe rations later that after noon and passed prop osed committee bill 14A-01 Friday morning. I serve on the Rules and Calendar committee, which was scheduled to meet Friday afternoon, so my stay in Tallahassee was extended to meet that responsibility. Members returned back to the Capitol Monday afternoon to begin work on the House floor. Our only order of busin ess was to pass a congressional map. The judges order was clear on which portions of the two congressional districts where he had objection. H owever, drawing a congressional map is different than d rawing a state house or senate map. The requirement t hat each district be equal in population applies differently to congressional districts than to state legislative districts. The populations of cong ressional districts must achieve absolute mathematical equality, with n o de minimis exception. For state legislative districts, the courts h ave permitted a greater population deviation among districts, and must be substantially equal Substantial equality of population generally means that a legislative plan will not be held to violate the Equal Protection Clause if t he difference between the smallest and largest district is less than 10 percent. T his basically means that changing the lines for two congressional districts would require c hanges to additional districts with a ripple effect as you apply the no de minimis population standard. In addition, the congressional map must meet standards set forth in the Voting Rights Act. In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act which enforces the protections of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by providing minority voters an opportunity to participate in the electoral process and elect candidates of their choice, generally free of disc rimination. There are different types of m inority districts, each with significantly dif fere nt implications for the courts, depending on the nature of a legal complaint. A majority-minority district is a district in which the majority of the voting-age population of the district consists of a minority group. A minority access district is a district in which the dominant minority community is less than a majority of the voting age population, but is s till large enough to elect a candidate of its choice through either crossover votes from majority voters or a coalition with another minority community. A crossover district is a minority-access d istrict in which the dominant minority community is less than a majority of the voting age p opulation, but is still large enough that a crossover of majority voters is adequate e nough to provide that minority community with the opportunity to elect a candidate of its choice. A coalitional district is a minorityaccess district in which two or more minority groups, which individually comprise less than a m ajority of the voting age population, can form a coalition to elect their preferred candidate of c hoice. Finally, an influence district is a district in w hich a minority community is not sufficiently large enough to form a coalition or meaningfully solicit crossover votes and thereby elect a candidate of its choice, but is able to affect election outcomes. I n 2010, Floridians passed the Fair Districts amendments to our Florida C onstitution which establishes standards for redistricting, including the protection for racial a nd language minorities such that districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of diminishing the ability of racial or language minorities to elect representatives of their choice. This is a first tier standard. A second tier standard of the Fair Districts amendment requires that districts be compact. The Florida Supreme Court has confirmed that the primary test for compactness is a visual examination of the general shape of the district. In addition to a visual inspection, quant itative measures of compactness can assist c our ts in assessing compactness: specifically, t he Reock and Convex Hull methods. Another second tier standard requires that districts shall, where feasible, utilize existing political and geographical boundaries. Sometimes these two standards can conflict with each other. The House convened at 1 p.m. for the second reading of the congressional redistricting b ill. The proposed congressional map: Maintains the number of counties split at 21; Increases the number of cities split from 27 to 28; Changes the district lines for seven districts (Districts 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 17 2 0 congressional districts unchanged; Removes the city of Sanford from District 5 ; Maintains the total population deviation of zero or one; Improves the compactness of District 5 both visually and mathematically; Maintains the ability to elect minority communities in Northeast and Central Florida i n District 5. Improves the compactness of District 10 b oth visually and mathematically; and Improves the overall visual and mathematical compactness of the additional five districts. Floor debate was a bit interesting. It was c lear that some wanted a completely new map and would be satisfied with nothing less. I disa greed with their approach and supported the proposal to minimize the number of congress ional impacted and simply correct the problem areas identified by Judge Lewis. The plan passed with bipartisan support in both the Florida House (71-38 Senate (25-12nor. If you would like to see the new district lines, you can view the map at www.floridaredistricting.org. Click on the link labeled Statewide map to view Redistricting Plan H000C9057. It is still unclear whether or when any spec ial elections will occur for the seven congress ional districts with new lines. Another cour t h earing is scheduled for Aug. 20. Thank you for the honor of serving you in our State Capitol. Please do not hesitate to call or email me if I can ever be of service to you. I look forward to hearing from you. God bless you. Janet.firstname.lastname@example.org Legislature OKs new redistricting plan F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 OPINION News-Leader S TATE REP. Janet Adkins POLITICS IN BRIEF L L o o w w C C o o u u n n t t r r y y B B o o i i l l The Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee has announced that Annette Taddeo, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crists running mate, will attend the Low Countr y Boil on Saturday. Also in attendance w ill be the candidates for Attorney General, S ecretary of Agriculture and CFO. Alan Clendenin, Floridas Democratic Party f irst vice-chair, will be the keynote speaker for t he evening. T he Low Country Boil will be held at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road in Fer n andina Beach, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased at Democratic Party headquarters located at the cor ner of Date and Eighth str eets in Fer nandina Beach (261-3364 F or more information contact Carla Voisard a t (email@example.com. G G O O P P E E x x e e c c u u t t i i v v e e C C o o m m m m i i t t t t e e e e The Nassau County Republican Executive Committee will have their monthly meeting on Thursday at the Y ulee County Building, 86028 Pages Dair y Road. T he guest speaker for the monthly meeting w ill be Republican Party of Florida Chair Leslie Dougher D ougher is a lifelong R epublican, having been r aised by two conservative Republican parents on the W e st Coast. Cutting her baby teeth on small fiscally conservative government nurseryr hymes, low taxes and person al r esponsibility she graduat e d from high school while P resident Ronald Reagan was in office. It was R eagans message that further fueled her interest in politics, community and the world ar o und her and inspir e d her to roll up her sleeves and get to work. In 1995, she and her military family moved to Clay County She immediately fell in love with its souther n hospitality and Republican c onstituency. She wasted no time getting i nvolved with the local Republican Executive Committee as a precinct committeewoman. In 2 008, she was elected chairman of the Clay C ounty Republican Party. D ougher served as the Women for McCain/Palin Chairman, Scott/Carroll Chair m an and Romney/R y an Chair man for Clay County. In 2012, she was elected as the chairman of the RPOF County Chairman Caucus. In addition to politics she ser ved as the Gover nment Af fairs Chair man of the Clay C ounty Chamber of Commerce, which advoc ates for local businesses. D oughers professional career includes banking, human resources, economic development and r e al estate. In 2014, she was elected chair of the Republican Party of Florida. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and all r egister ed Republicans ar e wel come to attend. For questions, contact J ustin Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or ( 904) 226-6207. Dougher Thefoodpantryneeds donations of non-perishable food items a ll year round. For more information, call:261.70001303 Jasmine St., Ste. 101 Fernandina Beach,FL Center,Inc N L / P S A
K K i i l l l l i i n n g g g g e e e e s s e e I was dismayed by an ar t icle on the front page of your July 30 edition r e gar d ing the shooting of nasty Canada geese at the judicial center in Yulee as ordered by Chief Administrative Judge Robert Foster. Judge Foster cited a drastic approach to a drastic situation as his excuse for hiring W ild Things N uisance Removal out of Jacksonville for a sum of $1,100 to shoot these bir d s. Isn t it a shame that we cannot coexist for just a few months a year with these lovely federally protected (what does that mean?eatures who migrate to this area to propagate their species? Y es, geese, like e very other living creature, must poop no one can deny that. And for the sin of dir t ying the side walks and parking ar eas of the judi cial center, these lovely birds had to die. I realize that too many birds become a hazard but surely there was some other way to handle thiss ituation. Per haps, if we had been for ewarned of the problem (instead of r e ading about it after it happened), our community might have come up with a better solution. I realize its too late to save this particular flock of geese, however, I would like to see the county pr e p are a more humane solution for the next time this happens rather than allowing our chief administrative judge to act as Chief Executioner Diana Woods Fernandina Beach P P o o r r t t e e x x p p a a n n s s i i o o n n If the city and county seriously support sustainable growth and incr eased job opportunities, they would reject this plan, close the port and convert the property into a waterfront park, restaurants, shops, marina and more. Such development would be in absolute con formity with the islands resort industr y and create multitudes of jobs for local citizens versus a highly mechanized port with a handful of low-income jobs. Parking, the downtowns most pressing problem, could easily be resolved via the port property and shuttle service. Time to get outside the conventional box and rethink the entire waterfront. Pat Leary Fernandina Beach H H o o r r s s e e s s o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h Re: City officials talk horse manure (Aug. 8 I suppose the city commissioners never heard from any of the beachriding vendors because none of us knew about the meeting. Id be more than happy to meet with them regarding their beaches that we feel blessed to ride on. Because we own horses none of us live in the city but on acreages which are only available of f the island. So we often ar ent awar e of what the city may be planning or doing. Had they informed or invited me I would have been happy to come. They have our contact information from the permit application we filed with them and have sent emails in the past. If they want ed us there they would have infor med us. More than two years ago I was t he first vendor to have people clean up behind my horses and have had the same person for more than a year now Other operators have only recently begun to consistently clean up, but it looks like the citys efforts have paid of f and all the local vendors are cooperating. I dont know why theyd want to add to their workload with more requirements after finally succeeding in their ef for ts. Ther e ar e still other people riding from time to time who likely don t have a permit, arent aware of the regulations and are probably not equipped to clean up behind their horses. A big sign in the parking lot warning of fines might discourage those people fr om riding and leaving their messes behind. Lately Ive seen horse trailers with plates fr om Ohio, T ennessee and Alabama at the Peters Point parking lot. People from that far away wont know they are required to clean up behind their horses because it is never required when trail riding. I meet visitors all the time who only come to Amelia because of the horses. But while her e they visit Centr e Str eet, take a river cruise, stay at our hotels and eat at our restaurants. They may only come to ride the horses but they spend more on everything else while here on the island than they ever did riding horses. They add a lot to the local economy. Also, every day I ride scor es of people ar e taking pictur es of the beautiful horses but do they write in to thank the city for allowing such a sight? Of course not, but let a few unhappy people complain and next thing you know the city is talking about taking away what everyone else loves to see while enjoy ing our beaches. We certainly dont need mor e r egulations for the city to administer City officials made a good effort to get after those who didnt clean up and they are now complying so it appears their ef for ts were successful. Stan Potter Happy T rails W alking Horses LLC B B e e a a c c h h t t r r a a s s h h Re: The letter Beach debris sen sationalism (Aug. 6 A resident of Atlanta, Ga., responded to your reporting on beach debris with a letter so full of mendacity that it would exceed the scope of this page to respond to each and ever y one of the false hoods that he advances. Suf fice it to say that the city of Fernandina Beach and its lack of regulation enforcement is the root cause for the abuse wreaked upon our beaches. Another tourist desti nation, Hilton Head Island, which by the way is an hour s drive closer to Atlanta, has extensive beach r eg ulations that are both specific and vigorously enforced. Our own citys ordinances are quite a travesty in comparison and whats more they are seldom if ever enfor ced. Of interest is also the Hilton Head Beach parking fee of $1 per hour something that our city gov ernment is opposing out of fear to offend tourists. Our city council should take a scouting trip to Hilton Head and learn a thing or two about high-end tourism. The moral of this stor y is that Hilton Head gets the high-end tourism that spends high-end dollars and leaves no trash behind while Fernandina is courting the Atlanta gentleman. George Venieris Fernandina Beach B B i i g g o o t t e e d d s s c c r r e e e e d d It saddened and disgusted me for so many r easons to read (Coming soon to a tunnel near you, Aug. 6). There are blatant inaccuracies in it and a rather terrifying incitement to do harm to others who believe differently. The various situations in the Mideast ar e complex and fraught with misunderstandings and with political lines and alliances caused a hundr ed years ago by arbitrary geographic divisions. They deserve more thoughtful analysis a nd discussion than an irresponsible, venomous, bigoted screed. Lets keep this sort of stuff out of our community please. Judith Lane Fernandina Beach D D o o n n t t s s e e l l l l c c i i t t y y l l a a n n d d Just a year ago, almost to the date, the city commission considered putting an item on the November 2013 ballot r egar ding selling excess golf course land cur rently zoned for recreation. The masses of people showing up in the city chambers to diss this convinced the commission to drop that idea. The people of the city want to keep our r emaining gr een spaces. W e want some nature around us, some open space, some fr esh air W e do not want or need to sell what little land we have left to make way for more houses, more traffic, more people who will have less public space to enjoy. Commissioners should once again listen to us and do not put any wording for a straw poll on the ballot to r ezone any golf course or r ecr eation land to be able to sell it for more development. We are counting on the commissioners to keep the quality of life of our taxpaying r esi dents as a primary concern. They should not even consider rezoning our valuable r emaining r ecr eation land for development. If maintaining a 27-hole golf course is too much for the city passive hiking trails are also of great value on green space. Just look at the old golf course on For t Geor ge Island to see what retired golf course land can look like in a few years a wealth of natur e and walking oppor tunities. But do not open any doors to selling any r ecr eation land for more homes. W e do not need more homes. Hundreds more are already on the way all around the middle of the island. Why make this worse for all of us? Please derail this bad idea. Pat Foster -T urley Fernandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE When we were in school, many of us were taught in physics class regarding Isaac Newtons third law of motion that said, For every action, theres an equal and oppos ite reaction. Most of us who served in Vietnam later, and all t hose who supported the conflict, both civilian and military, in country or back in the world, would not have known or guessed just how valid a paradox Newtons Law would become. We had no way of knowing how this particular parad ox of military service could possibly involve our children and e ven our grandchildren. The impact of Agent Orange (and other agents States parallels its effects on the people of Vietnam. The population exposed to the chemical in Vietnam, by just inhaling or touchi ng hot spots, began to suffer unusual and suspicious diseases, w ith those consequences multiplying greatly for the Vietnamese population since the end of the war in 1975. They were and still are, the first victims of a weapon designed to save our soldiers and civilians lives, but with an inhere nt factor that indicates that like the Vietnamese, the final A merican victims of Agent Orange have not yet been born. There were also the first victims of the toxins of the manufact ure of the herbicide, the civilian m anufacturing plant workers, then t he transporters, the shippers overseas and then the military. T he prescience and use of Agent Orange, as it is stereotyped by most of us and the later blame for its effect on millions was blamed mostly on Dow Chemical Co.,w hich became the lightning rod of public protest and ridicule. There are also many others just as responsible for Orange, as well as Agents Purple, White, Blue, Pink a nd Green; color-coded herbicides by order of strength and purpose of use. Other companies who manufactured Agent Orange, the pick of the litter were Monsanto, Diamond Shamrock, Hercules, Thomson-Hayward, U.S. Rubber (Uniroyal), Thomson, Agrisect and Hoffman-Tuff. M ost people arent fully aware about the differences between Agent Orange and Dioxin: Agent Orange was one of a class of color-coded herbicides that U.S. forces sprayed over the rural landscape in Vietnam to kill foliage, trees and food crops. It contained a mixture of two herbic ides, 2-4D and 2,4,5T, which by itself is toxic for up to several w eeks and then degrades itself. Dioxin, the real health culprit, is a member of a class of persistent organic pollutants which result f rom the deliberate accelerated production of herbicide 2,4,5T, one o f the major components of Agent Orange. Dioxin poisoning has been proven to shorten the lives of humans exposed to it and is associated with severe health circum-s tances for Vietnam veterans and potentially, their future generat ions. C harles Bailey of the For d Foundations Special Initiatives Program is quoted as advising, Dioxin is a toxic herbicide that o ver a period of decades does not easily degrade. It is not absorbed by plants nor is it water-soluble. It can attach to soil and sediment particles, which are then carried by water downstream and settle in the bottoms of ponds and lakes. It then continues to adversely affect people who eat dioxin contaminate d fish and game, and is transmitted in many other ways. The adverse effects of dioxin on human health can be treated, in most cases, if detected early, but in many cases cannot be fully corrected. If dioxin is allowed to permanently alter the internal cellular structure and chemical balances i nvolved in maintaining good human health, there is serious r isk of life-long health problems which may lead to premature immortality There were 12 million gallons o f the this supercharged instant foliage killer in the brown drums w ith the orange stripe around them used in Vietnam, enough to cover 18,000 square miles, about 30 percent of the countrys land mass. In a quickly constructeda nd untested effort to assist the American and Vietnamese milit ary effort to fight an invisible e nemy and r educe our casualties, the deadly legacy continues to remind us that even though we ETSd, our war may never be over. There is something we all can do today, even as politicians, agenc ies and experts try to initiate long overdue policies, procedures a nd remedies. We can get the word out to everyone in our communities about the real word on Agent Orange and Dioxin. It has always been through education and having all the facts, that we can make positive decisions and m ove forward to help others and our own. T he VVA is committed to ensuring that all veterans exposed during their service receive the information, care and compensation they have earned, as well as their families that have been inherently exposed, and our u nborn generations. The Vietnam Veterans of A merica Chapter 1088, serving Nassau and Camden counties, is committed to Vietnam veterans, their families and veterans of all eras. We are actively involved with services connected to Agent Orange information, referral of m edical services and benefits and the education of our community w ith scheduling Town Hall meetings to answer questions to long awaited questions about Agent Orange and other veterans topics. T o learn more about how you c an be a part of VVA Chapter 1 088, visit our website at vva1088.org or call our office at ( 904) 330-4679. You dont have to be a veteran to join us through our Associates of Vietnam Veterans Program and be a part of our continuing mis-s ion to bring dedicated and handson services to all our veterans. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HOW TO WRITE US Letters must include writer s name (printed and signatur e), addr ess and telephone number for verification. 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Ther e ar e those who believe we must incr ease r evenues for county government services. To do this, we must raise the property tax rate significantly and we must bor-r ow money for a new sheriffs administrat ion building. O thers, however, believe we have ample revenues to operate county government, and we can make up for temporary shortfalls owing to economic r ecession by shifting money fr om reserve accounts for current spending. These would have us not borrow money for new constr uction, but rather use t he money we now have. T he first approach appears to be that pref erred by a majority of commissioners (absent public protest), including Commissioner Barry Holloway and former commissioner Mike Boyle. The latter design has come from Clerk of Court/Controller John Crawford and Commissioner Steve Kelley and is suppor t ed by candidate Geor ge Spicer. K elley s plan advocates a pay as you go a pproach: add no new debt and pay off existing debt; approve no increase in taxes and continue str e amlining of county ser vices. As voters make their judgments between now (early voting begins today and Election Day, Aug. 26, they have a clear choice. If you believe now is the time to invest in county government, including taking on mor e debt and adding new taxes, then you should vote for Boyle and Holloway If, on the other hand, you believe we can still do more to improve county services without adding debt or taxes, then you should vote Kelley and Spicer. We remain opposed to our local governments incr easing taxes or adding debt at this juncture. Thus we think voting for Kelley and Spicer is the wiser course of action. C OMMUNITY THANKS C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y H H o o s s p p i i c c e e Magnas salon wishes to thank those donors and participants in this years fundraising drive. We are thrilled to have collected $2,000 for Community Hospice of Nor theast Florida. Donors: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, North Hampton Golf, Amelia River Golf, Summer Beach Golf, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Golf, Columbia Restaurant, Air Amelia e do Fly, Amelia Hotel, Residence Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites. And, of course, all you individual donors. We welcome Community Hospice of Nor theast Florida to our local Baptist hospital. It is a new 8-room facility. Again, everyone, thank you. T om and Stacye Magnas A Full Body Salon VETERANS VOICE D D e e d d i i c c a a t t e e d d t t o o v v e e t t e e r r a a n n s s o o f f a a l l l l e e r r a a s s J J O O H H N N S S C C H H E E R R E E R R
C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY A U GUST 1 5, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A Elm Street Little League banquet honors athletes T he annual Elm Street Little L eague sports banquet was held at the Elm Street-M artin Luther King Center. 2014 was an awesome season. T hanks to all who gave their valuable time and talents to make it very enjoyable for the youth. Our Sheriff, Bill Leeper, Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican, Channel 4 WJXT Crime Analyst Ken Jefferson, Burbank Sports Nets Billy Burbank, Kelley P est Control, Commissioners Corbett and Leeper and New Zion M issionary Baptist Church, Folkston, Ga., Pastor Rev. Bernard Thompson were all there to help celebrate. They all played a very important part with these teams. Ms. Boles, president of little league football, Fernandina Beach. J efferson and Sheriff Leeper said a lot of positive things to the kids a nd the parents also got a lot out of what was said. Sheriff Leeper started out as these kids too in F ernandina Beach. He was elected to t he 2006 Baseball Hall of Fame here a nd, after graduation, was drafted by the New York Mets. He congratulated President W ayne Peterson for a job well done a nd challenged everyone to think about their future; to make a difference in the community, no matter how old they are; to stay safe, stay in school, stay offd rugs, work hard, stay out of trouble and be positive. A few pointers his d addy shared with him: Dont lie, dont complain and dont make excuses. Jefferson said, These young people are at the pinnacle of their lives. It depends on whether they want to b e a leader or a follower. Sports will teach them teamwork; it will teach t hem the values of life. Now is their time to figure out what they want to b e. He told them to go out into this world, go forward and be that leader that the good Lord called them to be. B urbank told them they are one choice away from making a differe nce. In his prayer, Rev. Thomp-son asked the Lord continue to bless all the participants. President Peterson thanked all of the sponsors, for this is the best year theyve ever had. Thanks to Vice Mayor Pelican, city and county com-m issioners, special thanks to the sheriff, Jefferson, County C ommissioner Leeper and Steve Kelley for donating water bottles for each of the kids. Burbanks Sports Nets and Sheriff Leeper donated bookbags filled with school supplies. R onald Veal donated a football from his football camp. Rick S tockstill, head football coach from Middle Tennessee State, also donate d a football. One player, George, received a tablet for being the first to sign up for baseball. Next year sign-up is Jan. 2. Peterson is looking forward t o a girls softball team and possibly three more baseball teams. K elley will sponsor the Wrecks next year. If you would like to sponsor one of these teams, your help would be greatly appreciated. Vice president of Elm Street Little League, Charles Albert, is all smiles when it comes to the league,h appy to see it continue along with Peterson. H e says it is imperative the parents continue to be involved in every aspect of their childs life at this very important age. Statistics show the more involved you are, the more successful your children will be in e very area of their lives. Hawks, sponsored by Property M anagement and American Legion Post 174; Reds, First Missionary B aptist Church; Giants, Burbank Sports Nets. All-star team, Paul Clark Ford and Amelia Lock and Key. The team sponsors received plaques for their support. T he families of the late beloved Rev. Earl Richo and Bro. John Lewis T immons thank God for each and every one of you, their family and friends, for all acts of kindness shown to them during their bereavement. May God bless each of you. 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SUBSCRIBETODAY! fbnewsleader.com Icannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.1Corinthians 12:13 Compassion fatigue is a term that is often applied to people who work in the helping professions, such as doctors, nurses, teachers, and social workers, and refers to the gradual decrease of compassion which these people sometimes feel in response to others suffering. It may be that after seeing so much suffering we become desensitized to it. Indeed, there is some evidence thateveryone may be prone to compassion fatigue through the media's portrayal of suffering people. Hearing everyday about Syrian refugees or the homeless in America may make us less likely to respond compassionately than if we werehearing about these unfortunate souls less often. People who are experiencing high levels of stress and who have inadequate support networks aremorelikely to experience compassion fatigue, perhaps because they feel that no one is helping them with their problems and they feel like they have nothing left in their "bucket" to share. Since compassion is one of the essential callings of the faithful, we should do our best to prevent compassion fatigue by managing our own levels of stress and by ensuring that we have a good support network in place. And, we should remember that God is always thereto back us up.-Christopher Simon Compassion Fatigue Twelve children ranging in age from 7-10 enjoyed Timucuan Transformer summer camp at the Amelia Island Museum of Histor y below right. The childr en wer e divided into clans and helped build a T imucuan council house, learned how to make pottery, clothing and ornamental jewelry as well as foods similar to those that Amelia Island natives would have eaten. They also made scientific discoveries with owl pellets and lear ned about T imucuan hunt ing techniques. A clan eats cor n bread made by crushing corn, above right. Omni Nature Center employees instruct some of the children in archery techniques, above left. TIMU C U AN TRANSFORMER CAMP Wild Amelias aspiring Junior N aturalists Caden, Gabriela, T essa, Lyndall, Mia, Wyatt and M arcella examine a sea turtle nest at Fort Clinch State Park with the parks sea turtle volunteer, Sandra Baker-Hinton, after learning about sea turtles from a PowerPoint presentation by Baker-Hinton at the For t Clinch V isitor Center The childr en ar e attempting to comp lete The Seashor e Junior N aturalist curriculum activities; a s econd curriculum component on The Maritime Forest is also available. Wild Amelia is a yearround educational nonprofit which seeks to educate residents and visitors about the wildlife and wild places of Amelia Island. For mor e i nformation about the Junior N aturalist Program and Wild A melia, visit wildamelia.com and W i ld Amelia on Facebook. PHOTO BY ROBYN NEMES/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER JUNIOR NATURALISTS AT THE SEASHORE S UBMITTED PHOTOS
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T his store is more than just hardware.The Turner Ace gift shop has s omething for everyone, including Yankee Candles, Lampe Berger fragrance lamps and oils,WillowTree angels and much more. T h e Turner family has been in the hardware business in Jacksonville for 6 0years.Steve and Susan Turner lead a devoted and knowledgeable staff including son Steve Jr. who is dedicated to helping customers with all o ftheir hardware needs. The staff also is available to help get your home and business to-do lists DONE! The greenhouse, offers a plethora of lawn and gardena ccessories, such as a huge selection of fountains, wind chimes, birdb aths, decorative pots, benches, huge selection of stepping-stones and plants galore, including shrubs, trees, roses, annuals, perennials, orchids, palms, tropicals, vegetables, herbs and much more. Inside, customers will find the latest products such as the new Benjamin Moore paint with no VOCs and no odor. 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Change all your passwords JASON ALDERMAN For the News-Leader N o doubt youve seen many warnings against sharing per-s onal or financial information with strangers, but what about y our spouse or ex-spouse? A recent study by McAfee uncovered some unsettling results: Although 96 percent of adults surveyed trust their sign ificant other with passwords, intimate photos and other per-s onal content, only 32 percent have asked their ex to delete t he information when ending the relationship. One in five people said theyre likely to log into their spouses Facebook account at l east once a month. Some 30 percent admitted t heyd cyber-stalked their significant others ex on social m edia. Given the high rate of divorce and how frequently marriages end acrimoniously, its not a big leap to think that a s corned lover could severely damage your credit and repu-t ation. If youre getting divorced, here are some important legal, financial and privacy considera tions: I f you and your spouse ar e in c omplete agreement on how you wish to divide assets and s ettle debts, you may be able get by with a do-it-yourself divorce kit. Its still wise to have a divorce attorney review the forms to make sure you havento verlooked anything. If your separation is more c omplicated but relatively amicable, you may also want to try c ollaborative divorce, mediation or arbitration: Collaborative divorce. Both par ties retain a lawyer and the four of you hash out an agreement outside the courtroom.Y ou each contr ol the final agr ee m ent instead of having to abide b y a judge s decision. M ediation. You each have lawyers but hire a third-party mediator to work thr ough dif ferences on critical issues. Mediators dont have the legal authori ty to impose final decisions. Arbitration. Like mediation, e xcept that the arbiter hands down a binding agreement by w hich you each must abide. If you cant settle out of court, be prepared to possibly pay many thousands of dollars in attorney and court fees. Ask a round for referrals to lawyers who specialize in divorce. Y ou may also want to consult a financial planning profess ional for advice on how to fairly divide property, calculate child support and ensure youre sufficiently insured, as well as explain Social Security and r etirement plan implications. To protect your credit stat us, close joint bank and credit card accounts and open new o nes in your own name; otherwise, an economically struggling or vindictive ex-spouse could amass debt in your name and ruin your credit. If your ex r etains the house or car, make sure your name is taken off thel oan so youre not responsible if they flake on payments. B e sure all closed accounts are paid off, even if you must t ransfer balances to your new a ccount and pay them off yourself. Thats because late or unmade payments by either party on a joint account open or closed will damage both of your credit scores. Check your credit reports b efore, during and after the d ivorce to make sure youre a ware of all outstanding debts and to ensure that all joint accounts were properly closed. The three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, dont always list the same accounts, so to be safe, order credit reports from each. C hange all passwords, PINs a nd other infor mation your ex c ould use to access your elec tronic devices and financial, email and social media accounts. Also, dont email or post malicious or revealing information that could be damaging if presented in court. J ason Alderman directs Visas f inancial education pr ograms. Lock in low cost of money Unprecedented low interest rates have driven the real estate and auto businesses out of the ditch. For now, we get to continue enjoying them, but for how l ong? There hasnt been an opinion stated that says they wontg o back up. To illustrate how much of a benefit low rates produce, I looked at a typical new vehicle sale. With the average new vehicle selling price at U .S. dealerships being $32,000, I used an u npaid balance of $28,000. That supposes $4,000 down cash or trade, which is very generous. The calculations were done at 3 percent and 6 percent, f or 60 months and 72 months. There are consumers who qualify for new car rates b elow 3 percent, but I didnt want to use the absolute best rate. The 6 percent rate is something that we could see very easily in a stronger economy. It could go higher, but the intent was not to use extremes. With the gurus suggesting the cost of money could begin to rise, it s eems a good time for a comparison. The average new car loan is 66 m onths. For that reason, we will look at 60 and 72 months, splitting the goalposts. This is a realistic exercise, which easily could have been made more dramatic. What do they say, Keep it real? A simple chart nearby is revealing. The numbers exhibit the potential e xtra cost of going from 3 to 6 percent rates. It totals around $2,200 for 60 m onths and $2,800 for 72 months. Averaging a 66 month note and $2,500 w ould be the cost differential. Very simply, you choose between $40 more payment or $2,500 less vehicle. Neither is very exciting. An observation that caught my attention was the slight interest spread between 60 and 72 months at 3 percent. If t here was ever a time to go the longer term, it is now, as long as you are sure ofy our selection. In many cases, there is a slightly higher rate for going 72 months versus 60. So, add a few hundred to the comparison ($2,187 vs. $2,630 $300. I am not an economist, but I pay attention and read a fair amount. We are i n a very special environment on interest rates and I hope it lasts a while longer. A ll we can count on is today and today is as good as it is going to get. Sounds like a car ad, most of which I cant stand, but it is hard to refute. The timing is good and there are a lot of older vehicles clinging to life out there. Visit your local new and used car dealers and take a dvantage. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick K effer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. email@example.com Cumberland tourists help create jobs A new National Park Service report shows that 51,434 visitors to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga., in 2013 spent over $2 million in communi-t ies surrounding the park. That spending supported 27 j obs in the local area including the counties of Camden, C harlton, and Glynn in southern Georgia and Nassau County. Cumberland Island National Seashore is recog-n ized as a world-class tourist d estination, said Superintend ent Gary Ingram. As stewards of this great resource we acknowledge our r e sponsibility sharing the Seashores story with visitors and the gateway community while pr otecting the Island f or future generations. N ational park tourism is a s ignificant driver in the national economy returning $ 10 for every $1 invested in t he National Park Service a nd its a big factor in our local economy as well. We are happy to be strong partners and supporting our neighbors. We understand the important role we play in o ur r egional economy and l ocal communities. T he peer-reviewed visitor s pending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and Lynne Koontz for the National Park Ser vice. The r eport shows $ 14.6 billion of direct spendi ng by 273.6 million park visi t ors in communities within 60 m iles of a national park. This s pending supported over 237,000 jobs nationally, with more than 197,000 jobs found in these gateway communities, and had a benefit to the U.S. economy of $26.5 billion. A ccor ding to the 2013 e conomic analysis, most visi t ors spending was for lodging ( 30.3 percent) followed by food and beverages (27.3 percent), gas and oil (12.1 percent), admissions and fees (10.3 percent) and souvenirs and other expenses (10 per cent). T he largest jobs categ ories suppor ted by visitor spending were restaurants and bars (50,000 jobs lodging (38,000 jobs To download the report visit www.nature.nps.gov/ socialscience/economics.c fm. The report includes inform ation for visitor spending at individual parks and by state. T o learn more about national parks in Georgia and how the National Park Service works with Georgian communities to help pre-s erve local history, conserve t he environment and provide o utdoor recreation, go to www.nps.gov/georgia. Cumberland Island is the largest barrier island off the coast of Georgia, encompassing mor e than 36,000 acr es of maritime for ests, salt marsh a nd beaches. The island is a lso home to over 9,800 acr es o f Congressionally designated Wilderness. K EFFER CORNER RickKeffer $ $ 2 2 8 8 , 0 0 0 0 0 0 U U n n p p a a i i d d B B a a l l a a n n c c e e Rate. . Mos. Pymnt. . Interest Pd 3.0%. . 60. . $503. . . . $2,187 6.0%. . 60. . $541. . . . $4,479 3.0%. . 72. . $425. . . . $2,630 6 .0%. . 72. . $464. . . . $5,410 V i sitors to Cumberland Island National S eashore, Ga., spent over $2 million in c ommunities surrounding the park.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, AUGUST1 5, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A SUBMITTED The 10th annual ALS Amelia Island Golf Classic, remembering the late John Louis O'Day, was held Aug. 1 at Long Point at the Ame lia Island Club. More than $20,000 was raised this year for a 10-year total of more than $150,000 for the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Often referred to as Lou Ge hrig's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease. Skydive Amelia Island dropped in for the special year-10 celebration, right. It is also the 75-year anniversary for Gehrig's July 4, 1939, farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. Joe Parrish warms up before play, left. First place net went to the team of Monty Kitc hen, Brad Reese, Dale Dignum and Al Saunders; first place gross, Geoff Haynes, Trey Spencer, D.K. Lee and Barry Jacobson; first place mixed, Dave Spangler, Renee L aCroix, Mariann Bell and Barry Ivey; first place women, Jane McCormick, Ardith O'Day, Maryann Wallace and Jane Brown. Next year's event will be Aug. 7 again at Long Point For information, contact Mark O'Day at 553-0576 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ALSGolfAmelia.com. ALS TOURNEY TURNS 10 Mara O'Day and Mary O'Day Leidy, left, at the registration table on tournament day. Ardith O'Day and Becky Spangler, right. Kelsey O'Day and Sue O'Day. Mark Turner, Allen Smith, Matt Mullane and Steve Ripplinger. Renee LaCroix, Art Steinig and Tierney O'Day. T ierney, Dan and Mara O'Day. T ierney O'Day, Renee LaCroix and Katelyn Leidy.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, AUGUST1 5, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader RECREATION ROUNDUPFERNANDINABEACH P ARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION ROUNDUP For information, log onto www.fbfl.us. OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. $2/day city resident, $5 noncity. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. for school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Call at least 24 hours in advance: 310-3353. $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., $2 city residents, $5 non-city. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, W ednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.5:45 p.m. and T uesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., based on court availability. F ALLADULTSOFTBALL LEAGUESREGISTRATION through Aug. 18. Four leagues offered: Recreational co-ed (ASArules; aluminum bat rule for men; games Mondays); open co-ed (ASA rules; more competitive; games on Tuesdays); mens (USSSArules; games Thursdays); and womens (ASA rules; games Thursdays). T eam registration fee $325 (includes a dozen softballs for regular season), due by Aug. 18 at Peck Gym (corner of Elm and South 11th streets). T wo-game refundable forfeit fees ($72 for recreational coed, open co-ed and mens leagues; $48 for womens league) due by Sept. 5. Ask about new team discount and individual playerslists recruitment discount. All leagues begin week of Sept. 8. Visit www.leaguelineup.com/ fbflsoftball or call/email Jason at 310-3353; email@example.com. FITNESS AREAS Weight Room/Cardio Area at Peck Gym. Free weights, selectorized equipment, Star Trac treadmills, Precor elliptical machines, Schwinn bikes. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Atlantic Fitness Room at the Atlantic Center. Precor treadmills and elliptical machines, Star Trac bikes, Hammer Strength plate loaded fitness machines, and Magnum Fitness Biangular Series machines. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily/monthly fitness area fees: City residents $3/day; $25/month; $75/four months; $180/12 months. Non-city residents: $5/day; $31/month; $94/four months; $225 12 months. Daily fees and memberships are valid at both fitness areas. PERSONALFITNESS TRAINING available at Atlantic Fitness Room or Peck Gym with Jay Robertson, ISSACertified Personal Fitness Trainer, Performance Nutritionist, and Specialist in Fitness for the Older Adult. $30 per session, $75/week (3 sessions), $200/month (2 sessions/ week for 4 weeks). Monthly packages include dietary analysis and food program. Call Jay at 904-3103361 to schedule a free introductory appointment. MAHARAJ TENNIS at Central Park Tennis Courts August junior clinics schedule: Through Aug. 28 (Monday-Thursday): Level 1 (Monday/Wednesday from 33:45 p.m., ages 4-8) and Level 2 (Monday/Wednesday from 3:45-4:30 p.m., ages 610) $48 city residents, $64 non-city. Level 3 (Tuesday/ Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 8-12) $64 city residents, $80 non-city. Level 4 (Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m., ages 9-14) $96 city residents, $120 non-city. Level 5 (Monday/Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m., ages and up high school and USTAtournament players) $96 city residents, $120 non-city. Adult clinics (MondayThurs-day and Saturday): Beginner Clinic (2.0-2.5) Mondays from 8-9 a.m. Strokes Clinics Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. (2.5-3.0) and 9-10:30 a.m. (3.0-3.5). Intermediate Drills Clinics (3.0-3.5) Tuesdays from 89:30 a.m.; Thursdays from 910:30 a.m.; and Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. Intermediate/Advanced Drills Clinics (3.5-4.0) Thursdays from 67:30 p.m. Mens Doubles Clinic (3.5-4.0) Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Womens Clinic (3.0-3.5) Tuesdays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. $10/person/hour for 1-hour clinics and $15/person for 1 1/2 hours clinics. Pre-registration required (minimum of 3 persons/clinic). Private lessons can be scheduled with Head Professional Vishnu Maharaj or an assistant professional. Fee is $60/hour with head professional, $50/hour with assistant professional. Customized clinics also available. To register for junior or adult clinics or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5481472. Schedule and description of clinics available at the Atlantic Center or on the Citys website: www.fbfl.us Central Park tennis court gate keys can be checked out at the Atlantic Center with a $5 deposit. Deposits are refundable if keys are returned within 1 year. Atlantic Center hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. AQUATICS AQUA1 and DEEP WA TER AEROBICS at Atlantic Pool Aqua 1 (shallow water) classes are Monday-Friday from 10-10:55 a.m. Deep W ater classes (aqua fitness belts required) are MondayFriday from 11-11:55 a.m. (Tuesday/Thursday class will move back to 9-9:55 a.m. Sept. 2). Monthly, 1 class/day: $50 city residents $63 noncity residents. Monthly, 2 classes/day: $60 city residents, $75 non-city. $5/day for one class city residents, $6 non-city. $10/day for two classes city resident, $12 noncity. PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS ages 2 adults. 30-minute single session: $20 city resident, $25 non-city. 4pack: $60 city resident, $75 non-city. 8-pack: $100 city resident, $125 non-city. Schedule lessons at the Atlantic Center.YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Aug. 22FIRSTCOAST(KO)7:00 Aug. 29FERNANDINA7:00 Sept. 5POTTERS HOUSE7:00 Sept. 19at Forrest*7:00 Sept. 26WOLFSON*7:00 Oct. 3PAXON* (HC)7:00 Oct. 10at Ribault*7:00 Oct. 17at Baker County*7:00 Oct. 24BISHOPKENNY* (SR)7:00 Oct. 30at Stanton*7:00 Nov. 7at West Nassau7:30 *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 22FIRSTCOAST(KO)7:00 Aug. 28TRINITYCHRISTIAN6:00 Sept. 4WESTNASSAU6:00 Sept. 11at Wolfson6:00 Sept. 18FERNANDINA6:00 Oct. 2at Camden (ninth gr.)5:00 Oct. 9BAKER COUNTY6:00 Oct. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Aug. 22KOat Lee7:00 Aug. 29at Yulee7:00 Sept. 5at Nease7:00 Sept. 12HILLIARD7:00 Sept. 19EPISCOPAL7:00 Sept. 26MENENDEZ7:00 Oct. 3at Fort White*7:30 Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC)7:00 Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 22KO at Lee7:00 Aug. 28at Camden County5:00 Sept. 18at Yulee6:00 Sept. 25at Menendez6:00 Oct. 2BOLLES6:00 Oct. 8at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V olleyball Aug. 23Preseason at Bishop Kenny Aug. 26BARTRAM TRAIL5:30/6:30 Aug. 28at West Nassau*5:30/6:30 Sept. 3FLEMING ISLAND5:30/6:30 Sept. 4BISHOPSNYDER5:30/6:30 Sept. 9EPISCOPAL5:30/6:30 Sept. 12-13 at Orlando tourney Sept. 16at Ribault*5:30/6:30 Sept. 18at Fletcher5:30/6:30 Sept. 23YULEE*5:30/6:30 Sept. 25at Orange Park5:30/6:30 Sept. 30JACKSON*5:30/6:30 Oct. 1at Mandarin5:30/6:30 Oct. 3-4 at Bolles tourney Oct. 7BOLLES5:30/6:30 Oct. 9at Raines*5:30/6:30 Oct. 10-11 JV at Bishop Kenny tourney Oct. 14CREEKSIDE5:30/6:30 Oct. 16at Ponte Vedra5:30/6:30 Oct. 20-23 District 4-4Aat WNHS District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Aug. 23PRESEASON8:00 Sept. 13at Katie Caples Invite5:45 Sept. 20at UF Mountain Dew Open Sept. 27at Alligator Lake Open8:00 Oct. 4at Mustang Invitational7:30 Oct. 9Nassau County4:30 Oct. 18AMELIAINVITATIONAL8:00 Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov. 6Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee 2014 SCHEDULES SPORTS SHORTSM M i i x x e e d d d d o o u u b b l l e e s s t t o o u u r r n n e e y yThe city of Fernandina Beach Mixed Doubles Championships Aug. 16-17 are sponsored by Maharaj Tennis and Ciao Bistro. Divisions include 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5 mixed doubles. Each division is limited to 16 teams. Entry fee is $40 per team and includes tennis balls, Ciao Bistro gift voucher and first-round loser consolation match. Each team is guaranteed two matches. Format is best two-of-three sets, noad scoring. Entries being accepted at the Parks and Recreation Office or by email to email@example.com.G G o o l l f f c c a a m m p p a a t t O O m m n n i iOmni Amelia Island Plantation offers a Junior Golf Academy for children ages 8-17, who will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches to improve their golf skills. Last session is Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are provided for campers. Students may bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. Call the pro shop at 277-5907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit OakMarshOceanLinks.com.R R u u g g b b y y c c h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s h h i i p pThe Jacksonville Axemen are have released tickets and packages for the 2014 USARugby League national championship game. The game will be held at the University of North Florida Aug. 23 and early pre-sale tickets are $8 online. There are also ticket, T-shirt and hotel packages for two on offer. The visiting New Zealand Blue Thunder take on the Presidents Barbarians in a curtain raiser prior to the main event. The Blue Thunder are the visiting Police Rugby League team from New Zealand which will also play the USAPioneers a week prior (Aug. 16) in DeLand. The Presidents Barbarians team will consist of the Overseas Import Players from all teams across the USARugby League who are not competing in the National Championship. It will allow those players from Australia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and other nations a chance to compete on behalf of and say thanks to the USAand the teams who have hosted them for the season. The national championship game will then see the Northern Conference champion face the Southern Conference champion to see who is the best Rugby League team in the nation and be crowned USARugby League National Champions. In addition to the most Elite Rugby League action, the event will feature performances from the JaxArrest.com Jacksonville Axe Maidens, include a featured performance of the National Anthem, offer some awesome prizes in the $1 Half-Time Raffle and a live performance of the world-renowned HAKA from the New Zealand Blue Thunder. There will also be a free official postgame party for all fans and supporters who attended the event. Children 15 and under will be admitted free and merchandise and concessions will be sold at reasonable prices. The Axemen are also looking for interest from potential Jacksonvillebased companies that would like to become the title/naming rights sponsor for the event as well as a presenting level sponsor. Interested companies may email INFO@jaxaxe.com. V isit www.jaxaxe.com/ nationalchampionship. Stay up to date with the USARugby League at www. USARL. com. Like the Axemen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JaxAxemen.P P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r r r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n nFernandina Beach Pop Warner football and cheerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Register online at www. leaguelineup.com.R R e e g g i i s s t t e e r r f f o o r r s s o o c c c c e e r rRegister for the Amelia Island Youth Soccers fall season at www.aiysoccer. com or contact Lee Burchett at burchett email@example.com. Amelia Island Youth Soccer has partnered with Soccer Made In America and the Chicago Blast Soccer Club.B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t tNassau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-B-Que restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older. Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron Bell at (904) 545-5092 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach for information.N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s sThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer T rail, Fernandina Beach. The social gettogethers are held on the fourth Wednesday. Additional information, directions and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite at www.nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youthrelated community and other civic minded activities. Contact President John Hartrich at 206-0817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.A A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y m m e e e e t t s sU.S. Coast Guard Auxili-ary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1, meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage, located on OHagan Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 2611889 for information.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or commodore@ ameliaislandsailing.org or visit www. ameliaislandsailing.org for information.O O r r g g a a n n i i z z e e d d b b i i k k e e r r i i d d e e s sThere are organized bicycle rides Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach. Park near the miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders of A(18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the group) all participate. The ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops along the way and loops back to the starting point at around 10 miles before continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There is also a regular ride Mondays for experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The starting points and distances for these rides will be announced. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or visit www. ameliaislandcycling.com, www.sports.groups. yahoo.com/ group/sriders or www. nfbc.us for information.B B o o w w l l i i n n g g l l e e a a g g u u e e s sA senior league bowling is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Nassau Bowling off US 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays.B B o o u u l l e e s s C C l l u u b bAmelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach courts at the south end of the downtown marina. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is welcome to join. Call 491-1190.
12A F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK www.SlidersSeaside.com1998 S.Fletcher Ave. FREE WiFi Hotspot 277-6652BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...Bringing back Wing It Night!Tuesday Nights 4pm to CloseLIVE MUSIC 7NIGHTS A WEEKFriday Nights at Breakers Bar 9pm-CloseKaraoke & Late Night Happy Hour1/2 Price Domestic Drafts, Wells,&House Wine Sunday Brunchstarting August 9 & 10th am-2pm $3 Bloody Marys or Mimosas PHOTOS BY BRYAN BROOKS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Kathy Russell comes back onboard, above right, after a hunt in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday for lionfish, above left with an angelfish and below. The 2nd Annual Northeast Florida Lionfish Rodeo was held to remove non-native lionfish, which are a threat to native fish species. shrimp, snapper, Nassau grouper, even lobster and more. Compounding that, lionfish females can produce year r ound, as fast as every four days. H ow did they ever get h er e? Lad Atkins, the director o f projects for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation REEF whose headquarters are in Key Largo, says its the old story of: we did it ourselves. Because lionfish are so beautif ul, people with aquariums in A merica wanted them, cr e at i ng a market. Americans were soon importing lionfish by the thousands. What do people do when theyre tired of their pets? Some of them get tur ned loose into the wild. Trying to d o the right thing, people put t heir impor ted lionfish into t he Atlantic Ocean. It s hap pened befor e, Atkins says. An example he cites are the python snakes dumped by former owners into the Florida Everglades. But dumping lionfish into the Atlantic Ocean came witha hefty price tag. W ith no p r e dators or parasites to snuff t hem out, they r e pr oduced with a vengeance. Since the first sighting of a single lionfish of f Dania Beach in 1985, the lionfish have taken over vast sections of r eefs and wr ecks fr om Cape H atteras, N.C., south along t he Atlantic coast into the C aribbean, the Gulf of Mexico to Central and South America. What can be done? Par t of the answer Atkins said, is holding lionfish derbies her e they ar e called r odeos a ll over the state to keep their n umbers down. But Atkins w ants to exploit the lionfishs one weakness they taste good. The market, part of the original problem, might be part of a stopgap answer. Atkins hopes restaurants m ight be encouraged to put them on their menus, letting hunters and fish collectors a long the Atlantic coast be the predators the lionfish dont h ave here, and either wipe them out or at least keep their numbers in check so local species can survive. This past Saturday Northeast Florida held its annual Lionfish Rodeo. W inners in different categ ories, such as the lar gest, the s mallest and the most taken, were rewarded with cash prizes. The cash came fr o m a $35 entry fee for each diver/spear -fisherman who participated in the event. So Russell hasnt gone off t he deep end, shes just trying t o per for m a service by keepi ng lionfish out of our ocean and onto somebodys fry pan. Russell took her divers aboar d Captain Dan Lindley s 46-foot dive boat, the Diamond Diver out of Mayport, one of the many l ocal dive operators, charter b oats and others, including R EEF and the Florida Wildlife Commission, which sponsor e d this year s event. Russell s band of ocean lovers cautiously armed themselves, jumped into the Atlantic Ocean and went to work. Though new to hunting, the divers helped with thec ombined total of almost 200 lionfish taken aboard Lindley s boat. Last year Lindley himself was the win ner in the category of most lionfish taken, 69. One of Russell s divers Lyla Pirkola, a student at Florida State University p layed spotter for her boyfriend who may have taken one of this year s small est lionfish, one of the cash prize categories. Russell only hopes her friends won t be too upset that she turns once-a-year assassin, helping to pr otect the beautiful marine envir onment off the shores of Amelia Island. LIONFISH Continued from 1A L ionfish were imported by the thous ands for aquariums, then dumped into t he ocean after pet owners tired of them.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A UGUST 15 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B BINGO, THE WINNING MUSICAL Tickets are on sale at Amelia Community T heatre for Bingo, the Winning Musical. A Florida hurricane wont stop best girlfriends from playing bingo in this ener getic, upbeat musical comedy. The audience g e ts to join in the fun with bingo games and prize s too. Performances are at 8 p.m. on tonight and A ug 1 6, A ug. 21-23 and 27-30 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at 207 Cedar St. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets through high school are $10; purchase at ameliac ommunitytheatre.org or call 261-6749. CIVIL WAR SURGERY Join the Amelia Island Museum of History for its ne xt 3rd on 3rd Street Presentation tonight at 6 p.m. Special guest Lee Bledsoe will discuss the grisly business of Civil War surgery and explore the s t ate of medicine during the bloodiest conflict in American history. T his program is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come, first-served. For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or g email@example.com. FIBER ART & YOGA Billie McCray, fiber artist, and April Moseley, y oga instructor, invite you to join them for an e venin g of Y oga & Art, relaxing through meditation and medium ( fiber ar t) on Aug. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St ., F ernandina Beach. Admission is free, but please bring a canned good for the food bank at the B arnabas Center. W ALK VIGILFOR HOMELESS ANIMALS S ATURDAY PAGE 4B Storytellers vie for champion in library fundraiser Y Y o ull giggle, laugh and maybe even cry when six area storytellers comp ete for the coveted title, Island Tales Story Champion, Sept. 19 at St. Peters Episcopal Church in downtown Fernandina Beach. The stakes are high. Audience members at the Friends of the Library (FOL will vote with cash for their favorite stories. P roceeds will help purchase furniture and equipment for the bigger, better Fernandina B each Library that will open next year. Competing for championship bragging rights are: Arlene Filkoff, educator, actress and former Fernandina Beach mayor; author and multi-talented theater pro, Ron Kurtz; Amelia River Cruises captain and yarn-spinner-in-chief, Kevin McCarthy; Abel Rae, a farm and animal l over with storytelling deep in her genes; and Yvette Thomas, founder of the North Side S torytellers League who peppers her tales with onomatopoeia sound effects. Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., MFA, who teaches storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University, is helping organize the event and will serve as master of ceremonies thanks to a g rant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of S tate, Division on Cultural Affairs. Neile has performed, lectured and written about storytelling throughout the U.S. and abroad, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Jerusalem and Vienna. ere delighted to have such great participation and impressive talent in this first-ever e vent, says Dee Torre, FOL campaign chair. Stories and libraries are such a natural fit. T he Slam was suggested as a fundraiser for the library by FOL supporter Jennifer Harrison, whos seen them in other places. The i dea quickly took off and were now thinking it could grow into an annual event, Torre said. The program will follow a ticketed reception a t 5:30 p.m. with island-themed delights from Lulus, a generous wine pour by Wines by S teve and a cash bar. The storytellers take to the stage at 7 p.m. to entertain you and earn y our cash votes. Tickets for votes will be on sale the night of the event. Advance tickets for the reception and Slam at $50 each are for sale at the Fernandina Beach Library, 25 N. Fourth St.; Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St.; and online at fernandinaFOL.org (click on whats new, events, then Donate Now). Co-sponsors are the Amelia Island Museum o f History and the Florida Humanities Council. A limited number of free tickets for the prog ram only (doors open at 6:45 p.m.e available at the library. RaeFilkoffMcCarthyNeile Kurtz Thomas S T. MARYS, Ga. On Oct. 4 5, 11 and 12, the 1930 saddle team steamer Lehigh V a lley #126 will take passengers through the scenic woodlands and marshlands of St. Marys with as many asf our rides each day. T he historic iron horse will b e the only operating steam locomotive on an actual working shor t line in the entir e state of Georgia. This unprecedented event for Southeast Geor gia is alr eady drawing rail fans from across t he entire nation. A ccording to longtime railr oad historian John Gantz, If youve never smelled the sweet smell of the fir e box, felt the heat and dampness of the steam or heard that lonesome steam whistle, your e in for the experience of a lifetime, G antz said. We owe it to our c hildren to show them how their ancestors traveled on the rails. Gantz said that at the rate steam engines are disappearing from service, this mightb e the only chance for the y ounger generation to experie nce such a historic time in American transportation. The Oct. 4 excursions coincide with two other major St. Marys events: the Annual Rock Shrimp Festival and Railroad Days. T he festival is an all-day f amily-friendly event that b egins with a parade just a block from the railroad station at 10 a.m. Railr o ad Days is hosted by St. Marys Railroad and will feature interThe 2014 Great Southern Tailgate Cook-of f is set for Aug. 22-23 at Main Beach Park in Fernandina Beach. T he two-day cook-off features tasty b arbecue fr om some of the top competi t ors in the countr y ser ved with live musical entertainment from five exciting bands and performers. At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, The Dirt Floor Krackers will start things off, followed by the South Carolina-based band known as The Party Band of the S outh, the Swingin Medallions. On S aturday, Aug. 23, the live music begins at 10:45 a.m. with Rock-it Fly; local favorite the Beech Str e et Blues Band and Face for Radio. The Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off is held at Main Beach starting at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Admission to the event is $5 and the cook-of f will feature more than 50 professional and backyard (amateur teams. Several of the professional teams are t raveling to Amelia Island from across t he countr y Each team will pr epar e a v ariety of barbecue entr e es, including chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and more, as they compete for more than $12,000 in prize money and trophies. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase food and drink from various vendors throughout the day. Attendees at c an also enjoy the VIP Pig Pub with s haded tables and bar seating, fans, cold beverages and a great view of the stage. Ther e is a $5 per day cover char ge and guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter the VIP Pig Pub. For more information visit www.gstailgatecookoff.com. SUBMITTED Rail fans fr om ar ound the southeast ar e expected to descend on St. Mar y s, Ga., in early October to ride the St. Mar ys Steam Expr ess. All aboard to ride rare iron horse M usic lineup set for T ailg ate C ook -of f SUBMITTED The Gr eat Souther n T ailgate Cooko f f will feature tasty barbecue ser ved with live musical entertainment. ar ami e Project coming to playhouse Amelia Musical Playhouse presents the award-winning O ff Broadway play The Laramie Project Sept. 4-6 at 7:30 p .m. The theater is located at 1955 Island W alkway of f E ighth Str e et.Tickets are $15 and available at the theater, at www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com or call the box office at 277-3455. The play, directed by Jeff Goldberg, tells an emotional story based on the real-life murder in 1998 of Mathew Shepard, the victim of this hate crime because he was gay. The play is based upon real life interviews with members of t he community who knew Mathew when he attended college in the town. Townspeople are played by a cast of 22 local actors in short scenes that reflect the impact that Mathew had upon the town when he was alive and the ef fect his death had on both the local and the world community. This play contains adult themes and language; under 18 with parent or guardian only IRON Continued on 4B O F F & O N T HE I SLAND
2B F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Amelia River Cruises C harters and Amelia Community Theatre willo ffer five Bingo cruises in celebration of ACTs u pcoming production of Bingo! The Winning Musical, on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m., through Aug. 27. D uring the 1-hour cruise, look for sights often seen, geta sneak preview of some lines and maybe even some chara cters from the play and mix and mingle with the cast/crew. BYOB and bring your lucky charm. ACTs Bingo cast memb ers will keep track of the sights eligible to be crossed o ff the bingo cards. The first and second passengers to c orrectly call bingo will receive two tickets each to see the show that runs through Aug. 31. Visit www.ameliarivercruises.com or 261-9972. T ickets are $25 each. C ars, Conversation and Coffee welcomes Amelia hot cars on Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Starbucks o n Sadler Road. I s 90 degrees so bring out t he hottest of you hot autos or the one with especially good A/C in the dash to enjoy with fellow car friends. Learn of upcoming events, including the release of the new Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and spidert o celebrate Alfas return to t he U.S.A., in nearby Orange P ark, and vintage car racing at Daytona and Tybee Island, Ga. Come out, cruise by, havea coffee or an iced drink. Public always welcome. The Dunes & T u nes A rts and Music Festival and a mateur sand sculpting c ompetition will be held on A ug. 16 at Main Beach. J oin the city Parks and Recreation Department and the Sand Lovers sculpting team in a competition, held in conjunction with the art and music festival. Registration opens at1 1 a.m. and the competition r uns from noon to 3 p.m. Fee i s $10 solo 12 and under, $15 solo 13 and up and $30 per team. For information contact Jay at 310-3361 or jrobert firstname.lastname@example.org. Marsha Dean Phelts, a uthor of A n American B each for African A mericans and The American Beach Cookbook, will discuss her books and memories of the Civil Rights Movement at Jacksonville s Main Library 303 Laura St., on Aug. 16. P helts is a contributor to the F lorida Star newspaper and s pent many years as a librarian in the Genealogy Department of the Jacksonville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. T he library and the J acksonville Human Rights Commission have partnered to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights A ct of 1964 with a special reading list and programs t hroughout 2014. Call (904 630-BOOK (2665 publiclibrary.org. Books Plus on South Eighth Street will hold its next Authors In the Round o n Aug. 16 from 4-6 p.m. with a free wine tasting and t he following authors: J ane Marie Malcolm, The Goodbye Lie and Velvet Undertow; T.L. Williams, Coopers Revenge and Unit 400: The Assassins ; Annette Myers, T he Shrinking Sands of an African American B each a nd T he Big Sand Dune; Bruce Thomason, Body T oll a nd T he Six Oclock Rule ; D. Malone McMillan, Ezekiel ; Ben Walker, Winds of the South and An Island In The South ; Nadine Vaughan Williams, Firecat and Train Town Amelia ; Mary G reenwood, H ow To Interview Like APro, How To Negotiate L ike APro a nd H ow To Mediate Like APro ; Stacey Hamm, JDS Baseball Game ; Bill Reynolds, the Jetty Man s eries; and Maggie Carter-de V ries, with her new sequel to A melias Secrets: Amelia Islands Golden Years, Silver Tears. For information call Books Plus at 261-0303. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will m eet at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at t he Community Room of t he Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Peter Mullen will present Memoirs from the Bluegrass How IB ecame a Confederate S oldier , a dialogue in living h istory format reflecting 19th century attire, language and correctness. The story of R.M. Heater from Kentucky is based on Heater s own memoir, How I Became a Confederate S oldier As a civilian, Heater w as arrested for treason and o f f ered freedom if he joined the Union Army, but he escaped from the Union Army prison, evaded Union patrols and eventually made his way to Tennessee where he joined the Confederate Army. Publicw elcome. T he Eight Flags Chapter of the American Business W o men s Association (ABWA) will hold its next dinner meeting on Aug. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course. V onda Jordan, con s ultant, BCBS, will be the g uest speaker. To RSVP, or f or more information on becoming a member log onto www .facebook.com/ 8flagsabwa. The Amelia Island Museum of History invites y ou to its next Brown Bag L unch on Sept. 3 at noon. T om Raymond will present The Eight Flags of Amelia Island Probably Not the Eight You Think, not to pour cold water on the notion but to e xamine the raw facts, the vexillology, the art and scie nce of the regions banners posted over the island over the years. Hell explore the legitimacy, the sovereignty of the original inhabitants, the e xplorers and settlers who waved an array of colors and t he evasive nature of history, while poking at a bit of historic al revisionism along the way. This program is free and open to the public. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or email@example.com. The first-ever Amelia C on will be held at the Atlantic Avenue RecreationC enter and the Womans Club on Sept. 5-7. This event is Amelia Islands anime, comic book, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi, and pop culture convention. The day of fun features celebrity and c omic book guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&As,f ilms, exhibits and more. Tickets start at $10. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ameliacon.com. The Amelia Island C harity Group will host a Navy Seal FoundationP atriots Day Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 11. Lunch is at 11:30 a .m. at the Fernandina Beach G olf Club, 2800 Bill Melton R oad. Fashions will be shown from Lori & Lulus. State Rep. Janet Adkins will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are a $25 donation a nd all proceeds will benefit the Navy Seal Foundation. O nline registration is available at: www.ameliaislandnavys ealfoundation.org/events or mail a check payable to the Navy Seal Foundation to P.O. Box 15698, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Contact Carol Carter with any questions at 261-9193. Deadline isA ug. 31. THEATER R endezvous Festival, f ormerly the A melia Island F ilm Festival, is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival on June 513, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. Submissions accepted in thef ollowing categories: U.S S horts, U.S Features, U.S D ocumentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music V ideos. For rules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit www.rendezvousfestival.com. A melia Community T heatre will hold auditions for Always a Bridesmaid at 4 p.m. on Aug. 17 at 207 Cedar St. Six women are needed for this comedy by the playwrights who brought us The Dixie Swim Club.P erformances are in October o n ACTs main stage, and the s how is directed by Linda McClane. For complete character descriptions, visit ameliacommunitytheatre.org. Call 261-6749 for more informa tion or to check out a script. Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for its teen troupe, ACTeen, at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 at 209 Cedar St. The troupe is for ages 13 through 18 and rehearses on Sunday afternoons. Those planning to audition should prepare a oneto two-minute monologue. For more information, email troupe advisorT oni DAmico at tonidami firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2616749. A melia Community Theatres next Musical Master Class is Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at 209 Cedar St. Instructor Kristin Sakamoto will lead a Musical Master Class Meltdown. Everyone participates, everyone sings and everyone learns together Topics will include: warm-ups, breathing techniques, the basics of singing, vocal range and voice types, singing solo vs. singing in an ensemble, and how to find your way through a piece of music even if you dont read music. This class is informal, fastpaced and fun and is open to ages 16 and up only. There is no advance registration or fee; a $5 donation is recom mended. No singing experience is necessary If you can fog a mirror you can join in the Meltdown. For information call 261-6749 or email email@example.com. Amelia Musical Playhouse, the newest the ater in Fernandina Beach, is presenting Laugh In Revue,a musically comic blast from the past on Aug. 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Linzy Marie Lauren Kennedy, the variety show features an entertaining, nos talgic blend of comedy sketches and songs from the 60 s that will light up the end of summer. This show will bridge the generation gap while providing a wistful walk down memory lane featuring go-go dancers and soloists and backup singers singing some of the favorite songs of that era. The theater is located at 1955 Island Walkway off South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $15 and available at the theater, at www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com, or call the box office at 277-3455. Fernandina Little Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional southern family, opening Aug. 30 at FLT, 1014 Beech St. Performances of this long-run ning FLThit are Aug. 30 and Sept. 2, 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 31 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for all performances except Sept. 2 tickets are $14. Tickets may be purchased in advance at The UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center FL T is an intimate performance space and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Visit ameliaflt.org. St. Marys Little Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys, Ga. Visit www.stmaryslittletheatre.com or call (912 103 for tick ets and information. Amelia Community Theatre announces that tickets are now on sale for Hair, the American Tribal Love Rock Musical. Performances are Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. on the main stage at 207 Cedar St. All tickets are $25 and may be purchased at ameliacommunitytheatre.org or by calling 261-6749. This landmark musical premiered on Broadway in 1968. The show contains adult language and situations and is rated R. For more information, call 261-6749 or email acthe firstname.lastname@example.org. T he Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series returns to the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville every Sunday at 2 p.m. until Aug. 31. Aug. 17 will feature V iva Las Vegas, 50th anniversary edition. Not only are the classic movies shown in a historic venue, but the movies are actual 35mm film shown on a 1927 film projector. Tickets are $7.50 each. V isit www .floridatheatre.com or call (904TS. MUSEUM Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs. One ticket gets you one drink at each establishment and an earful of tales. T ickets are $25 (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the train depot downtown. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peter s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu seum.org for information. S S t t a a r r r r y y N N i i g g h h t t s s The Just Jazz Quartet will be the guest performer at the Aug. 16 Starry Nights event at the waterfront park in downtown St. Marys, Ga., from 6-8 p.m. This family event is free of charge. Music in the Park is schedu led for Aug. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the park. For information on either event call (912 4000. B B l l u u e e s s F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The fourth annual Amelia Island Blues Festival will return back to the ocean breezes of Main Beach Sept. 12-13. Friday night will feature the Fernandina Beach High School Blues in School Band under the direction of Johnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane Wilson, followed by The Mojo Roots. On Saturday, the festival will continue with performances from a variety of artists, including headliners Curtis Salgado, John Primer, Samantha Fish, Bernard Allison, Ben Prestage and more. For a full line-up of entertainment and to purchase tickets, visit w ww.ameliaislandbluesfest.com or call (404 784-7687. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m Backwoods Country Jam will be held Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, headlined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and m ore. Backwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida and South Georgia fundraise through ticket sales and involvement in the event. G ates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the s tage at 9:30 p.m. The will be food, merc handise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at facebook.com/backwoodscountryjam, Gone Gorgeous (Y u lee) and Tastys (Fernandina at ticketmaster.com or call (904 Email email@example.com. D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p T he Yulee Dulcimers meet the second S aturday of each month at New Vision C ongregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. For more information call 849-1616. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d T he Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Y ulee Middle School band room, 85439 M iner Road. Email info@nassaucommunityb and.com, call band President Chuck B elinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB T wilight T o urs are held Friday and Saturday T ickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www.ameliariver-c ruises.com. C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdayS aturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuban deats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. E E m m e e r r a a l l d d G G o o a a t t The Emerald Goat, 96106 Lofton Square, Yulee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new tale nt. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on highend turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World a nd Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 321-2324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at email@example.com. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. J oin the mailing list by emailing beechflye firstname.lastname@example.org. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 1 1 7 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n T he Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front S t., live music Thursday through Sunday. C all 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. livei nside Wednesdays; and line dancing classe s with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. T hursdays. Visit www.sandybottomsamelia. com. S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s S heffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., p resents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Starting July 24, Sheffields will host a weekly country night on Thursdays with a dance floor and country music DJ. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A v e., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit w ww .slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and T witter T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents karaoke on the deck, Mondays at 7 p.m. and live music on the deck from 6-10 p.m. T u esday-Sunday. Call 261-5711 or email lisa@lickwidmarketing. com. Join them on Facebook and check out the entertainment calendar at www.thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at email@example.com. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-by-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sda y B-section. Wednesday, August 13 Solution O UTAND A BOUT
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A U GUST 15, 2014/News-Leader Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberryS enior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &Atlantic 8:30 am Holy Eucharist 9:15 am Breakfast 10:amHoly Eucharist 2nd Sunday of the month 6:00pmBeach Holy Eucharist atMain Beach 4th Sunday of the month 6:00pm Celtic Service904-261-4293www.stpeterparish.ort BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www .blackrockbaptist.com Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 FBFirst.com Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service Closed doors and being at peace H e straightened his leg and pressed the pedal to the floor. N othing. My brother was about to crash and he knew it. The vans brakes had totally given out. Thankfully, he wasnt going that fast. Though n ormally speaking, having the remote controlled chain link g ate not open when he pushed the button would have been an a ggravation, this time it was a blessing in disguise. Fortunately, the owner of the gate agreed. Years ago my two brothers lived in downtown Jacksonville. My older brother Rickm oved there to help my younger brother Scott as he f inished up some schooling. Because Scott has some physical challenges, Ricks job was to drive the van and help prepare meals. The day they were leaving the gated parking lot, and the gate wouldnt open, isa day that neither one of them will soon forget. Afterwards, when considering what might have happened if the gate had o pened and they had been on t he highway when the brakes f ailed, they agreed things could have ended a lot worse. Their stor y brings these thoughts to mind. Gates and doors that refuse to open are not always a bad thing. Sometimes, lifes closed doors a re Gods protection keeping u s from things weve not yet u nderstood. I cant tell you how many times Ive been frustrated by it, nonetheless it s tr u e. Closed doors ar e often our friend and not our enemy. Having crashed into a few of them myself, looking back, and realizing now what Id idnt see then, Im grateful t hat God kept them closed. W i thout question, when weve committed our lives into the Lor d s hands, closed doors ar e just as important as opened ones. Unfortunately, when we are facing one, we dont always see it that way. F rom Balaam beating his d onkey because he wouldn t l et him move for w ard when he wanted to (little did he know how the donkey was pr o tect ing him fr om serious danger), to the apostles being forbidd en to go into Asia b ecause of something else God had in mind, learning to n ot be frustrated when d oors are closed is an e ssential quality we all should seek. (Numbers 22:21-35, Acts 16:6-10) The good news is this. T hough closed doors may keep us from moving when a nd where we want, they never stop God. Hes always able to meet us where we are. A great example of that is in Johns gospel chapter 20, verses 19 through 23. With the doors locked, and the disciples huddled in fear, Jesus decided to enter the room anyway. I love that about the Lord. Hes never limited by the stuff that l imits us. In the case of the disc iples, Jesus saw their closed d oor as an opportunity to cast His vision for their future. It, by the way was a far better vision than the one they currently found themselves embracing. In the end, heres how I see i t. If Ive surrendered my life t o the Lord, and the door Ive b een pushing on refuses to open, theres a good chance Gods trying to show me something Ive not yet consid ered. Like my two brothers, who later thanked God for keeping the gate closed, whether lifes doors open ors tay shut, for me, Ive learned t o tr ust Him and be at peace r e alizing He knows best. Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood int he midst, and said unto them, P eace be unto you. (John 2 0:19) Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living W a ters W o rld Outr each Center firstname.lastname@example.org RELIGION NOTES S S u u p p p p l l i i e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Salvation Army Hope House is worki ng to replenish its emergency food supply. They need: 1) Canned or dried fruits & jellies 2) Pasta sauce, canned dinners & stews 3) Breakfast bars, oatmeal, grits 4) Starches macaroni & cheese, instant mashed potatoes, r ice, noodles ramen, spaghetti, egg & elbows, stuffing mix, boxed helper meals 5)C anned meats tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, spam, beanie-weenies 6) Canned vegetables corn, beans, peas & mixed vegetables 7) Dried beans & peas 8) Soups ready to eat & condensed 9) Powdered laund ry detergent, dishwashing liquid & blankets. Please bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth S t., at the corner of Ninth and Date streets, or call 321-0435 for directions. J J e e s s u u s s d d a a y y Trinity United Methodist Church will host the Annual Celebration of Jesus Christ at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the church, 715 A sh St. in Fernandina Beach. Everyone is invited to participate in fellowship and food. T rinity will serve free hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, drinks and much more to all who j oin them for this event honoring Jesus Christ. F F r r e e e e c c o o n n c c e e r r t t T he community is invited to a free Concert with a Cause Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in t he Sanctuary at Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre St. The musician for the evening will be Matt Walley, a tenor trombonist originally from Pascagoula, Miss. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Artsd egree in Trombone Performance as a Doctoral Fellow at Rutgers University and is a c elebrated performer. A love offering will be taken at the concert with all proceeds going t o the Barnabas Center. Childcare will be available for infant-Pre-K. For information, call the church office at 261-5769. U U U U s s u u m m m m e e r r s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s This Sunday, Aug. 17, the Rev. Harry Green will lead the service of the localU nitarian Universalist congregation. His mess age will be: How Come the Road Never E nds? Sunday Aug. 24, will feature a discussion of the book Living Deeply: The Art and Science of T ransfor m ation in Ever y day Life. These presentations take place on site in Fernandina in the usual location at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., at 10:45a .m. All are welcome. For more information e mail email@example.com. H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church, Hendricks Road in Nassauville, invites you and your church family to attend its annual Homecoming Service Celebration at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. All are welcome. The Rev.G odfrey Taylor, pastor, Bro. Charles L. A lber t, Pr o T em. S S e e e e d d s s o o f f h h o o p p e e In the chaos and turbulence of the cur r e nt af fairs of our world, when watching CNN too long is painful to endur e, it is impor tant that we experience hope in the midst of chaos. The Rev. Mary Moore will share stories froml iterature and current news that are rooted in s eeds of hope in an infor mal gathering and d ialogue at New V i sion Congregational Chur ch on Sunday, August 17 at 10 a.m. One of the things people love about New V ision is that sometimes we dont have sermons, says Moor e. Informal summer gatherings allow time for shared reflection and dialogue. New Vision Congregational Church, UCC i s a church start of the United Church of C hrist. Worship is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. Visit w ww.NewVisionCongregationalChurch.org, find them on Facebook or contact Moore at 238-1822. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p T he prophet Amos said a famine would come one day, but that it would not be of food, b ut rather the Word of God. Join the Salvation Army Hope House on Aug. 19 at n oon to praise God for the freedom we have in the U.S.A. and continue reading and discussing His eternal and precious Word, continuing on through the Gospel of John. For more information, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. M M e e n n s s c c o o n n f f e e r r e e n n c c e e Men throughout North Florida are invited t o attend an all-day conference sponsored by the Diocese of St. Augustines Center for Family Life, on Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverwalk in Jacksonville. Speakers include prominent Catholic personalities: Father Larry Richards, founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation; Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, TV a nd radio host on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN Productions; Doug Barry, founder of RADIX, w hose mission is to encourage and inspire p eople to recognize our God-given gifts, and B ishop Felipe J. Estevez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will start off the day celebrating Mass. The conference is open to all men of high school age and older. In addition to Mass, confession will be offered throughout the day. Cost includes lunch and is $50. For informat ion call Deacon Larry Geinosky, (904 2 619. S S p p e e c c i i a a l l s s p p e e a a k k e e r r Living W a ters World Outreach Center is pleased to host Bruce Assaf of Blow the Trumpet International on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m. Bruce is from a Middle East background with years of missionary endeavors inf ormer communist and war-torn countries. G od has given Br uce a batter y of experie nces, giving him wonderful insight into current world events, all relevant to Gods Word and the perilous time in which we ar e living. Br uce brings both clarity and focus to radical Islam and what it means in light of end-time Bible prophecy ... connecting the dots. He has written five books, including Behind the Veilo f Islam. L iving W aters World Outreach Center is l ocated at the corner of A1A and Brady Point Road, just west of the Shave Bridge. Call the chur c h of f ice at 904-321-2117 for mor e infor mation. R R C C I I A A i i s s i i t t f f o o r r y y o o u u ? ? If you are interested in becoming Catholic or are a Catholic who would like to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and/orC onfirmation, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Michaels Catholic Church on T u esdays, fr o m 6:45-8:15 p.m., star ting on Aug. 26. For mor e information, call 261-3472. B B l l e e s s s s o o u u r r y y o o u u t t h h g g o o s s p p e e l l c c o o n n c c e e r r t t Historic Macedonia AME Church of Fernandina Beach presents Al Walker and the Walkers by Faith plus JacksonvillesM ighty Saints of God, featuring their hit song, Savior, in concert on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. Ages 18 and under admitted free. All others, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 1-800-445-3787. Bless our youth and join in this celebration of faith and love. Macedonia AME Church is located in Fer nandina Beach at the corner of Beech and Ninth streets. PULPIT N OTES Pastor Rob Goyette Creati ve w orship A cr eative worship ser v ice to kick off the new church year will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at New Vision Congregational Church, UCC, 96072 Chester Road in Y ulee. W orship will embrace and celebrate the conversation between the music of two flutes and piano as a metaphor for the conversation and transformation that is possible when we gather in faith. Music will be provided by Pegge Ealum and Susan Magg on flute and Jane Lindberg on piano. This service will also include a blessing of the childr en, along w ith their backpacks, for the new school year. Visit www.NewVisionCongregational Church.org, find us on Facebook or contact Moore at 238-1822. BIBLE STUDY CLASSES Amelia Island Community Bible Study classes are now taking registration for the 2014-15 y ear that will begin the week of Sept. 8. So whate xactly is Community Bible Study and who is it for? C BS is made up of groups of men or women seeking to find out what the Bible teaches. This year they will be diving into the books of 1 &2 Thessalonians, Philemon, 1,2,&3 John,J ude, James, and Job. Each member will r eceive study guides with homework to be completed each week by class day. The lesson will then be reviewed in small groups c alled Core Groups, then a teaching summary is given.T he Core Groups are nonthreatening, where no one i s called upon to answer or pray. Speaking out is totally up to the individual. Within the Core Groups, deep, authentic relationships develop and applying Gods Word to our lives takes on meaning. It is a safe place to ask questions. So who is CBS for? If y ou have been wondering w hat all this Bible talk is a bout, or if you want something more meaningful and powerful in your life, or you just feel something is missing, or if you are looking for close knit friendships that are not superficial or judgm ental but deep and caring, C BS may be the place for y ou. They welcome all, f r o m those never having studied the Bible to the most seasoned believers. CBS is a nondenomina tional inter national min istry with Amelia Baptist Church graciously hostingt he Amelia Island classes. T o learn more about the m inistry, please view a short video at www.communitybiblestudy.org/aboutus. Adult classes: Men s Evening meeting on Monday nights fr om 7-8:30 p.m. N orm Purdue, 206-0588, n firstname.lastname@example.org Womens Evening meeting on Monday nights fr o m 7-8:30 p.m. Nancie W aldr o n 2618507, email@example.com, or Barbara T ucker 2619969 Womens Day M eeting fr om 9:30-11:30 a .m. (A childrens program is available for babies-high school) Kathleen Minor 2258125, firstname.lastname@example.org The gr oups will meet for 3 0 weeks, beginning the w eek of Sept. 8 through early May, within the Nassau County school calendar.
4B F RIDAY A UGUST 15, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK P P o o r r t t r r a a i i t t s s b b y y M M a a s s s s i i n n g g Larger than Life Portraits by local artist Paul Massing will be displayed at The Courtyard Pub and Eats through A ug. 28. The six large portraits are of various people in the Amelia Island community. One is The Piano Man, John Springer who entertains customers, Thursday-Saturday in the restaurants piano bar. The Courtyard restaurant is located at 316 Centre St., downtown Fernandina Beach. N N e e w w a a r r t t s s h h o o w w T he Plantation Artists Guild & Gallery presents As Time Goes By, a new show and reception, tonight from 5:30 t o 8 p.m. Osprey Village and Amelia Island Montessori School are sponsoring a fundraiser with special food and wine pairings, a raffle with a mini iPad as one of the prizes, and the gallery will have a photo booth. All donations go to the Montessori School; minimum d onation is $10 at the door. In addition to the new show at the gallery, a corner exhibit will showcase artworks f rom gallery members children and grandchildren. The Gallery is located at 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Omni S pa & Shops. F F e e a a t t u u r r e e d d a a r r t t i i s s t t The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, announces that the Artist of the Month for August w ill be exhibiting member, Paul Massing. Artist expressions in abstract style by Massing are featured in the gallerys Artist Of The Month section. For information contact the Island Art Association at 261-7020. Y Y o o u u t t h h a a r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Youth art classes will be held at the Island Art Association Educational Center on Aug. 30, including Childrens Art for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p .m.; and Middle School Art for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m. Classes are led by Diane Hamburg. Pre-register at the Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. W W i i l l d d l l i i f f e e e e x x h h i i b b i i t t The sixth annual St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife E xhibit takes place through Aug. 31 at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. Fernandina Beach a rtist Theogenes Jose Garcia-Luina is featured in the juried show. For information contact email@example.com. The gallery is closed on Mondays. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s e e x x h h i i b b i i t t T he Amelia Island Plantation Artists Guild & Gallery presents Progeny, a childrens art exhibit, t hrough Sept. 20. The paintings and drawings installed in the corner gallery are from the gallery members children, g randchildr e n and gr e at-grandchildr en. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sur e to take a look at the original works of art from budding young artists. The gallery is located at 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Omni Spa & Shops. Open Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. S S o o l l o o e e x x h h i i b b i i t t F er n andina Beach ar tist Julianne Fr ench is holding her first solo art exhibition, Ruin, at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 101 West 1st St., Jacksonville. Twentythr ee of her char c oal and ink drawings of ancient and mod ern architecture will be on display until Aug. 29. Museum admission is free and hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. F rench teaches Humanities, Art History, Literature and t he Arts and Art Appreciation to gifted students in grades n ine thr o ugh 12 at Fer nandina Beach High School. Frenchs work may also be viewed at www.juliannefrench.com. S S a a p p s s t t o o P P u u l l p p The exhibit Saps to Pulp, paintings by Eliza Holliday, is featured through Aug. 31 at the SanJon Gallery, 218 Ash St., downtown Fernandina Beach. L ocal artist Holliday is featuring her Stuck Behind the L og T r uck paintings, framed original acr ylics in a variety of s izes. For information, contact Eliza Holliday at 556-2517 or Sandra Baker Hinton at the SanJon Galler y at 491-8040. A A r r t t s s h h o o w w The Island Ar t Association is exhibiting its juried Nouveau Ar t show, Quotes From Shakespeare. Cummer M useum of Ar t & Gardens Curator Holly Keris was the j udge. The show is at the gallery through Oct. 5 during gallery hours. The IAA Gallery is located at 18 N. Second St. Call 2617020 or visit www.islandart.org. ART WORKS esting rail equipment as well as 1/8 scale trains. On Oct. 11, the steam excursions coincide with the Build a Scarecrow event to be held at the train station. Hundr eds of r esidents and visitors will be creating fun and interesting scar ecr ows to be displayed on the main streets of St. Mar ys throughout October. St. Marys Express entertainment director Barbara Ryan said, A ride on the St. Marys Steam Expr ess is not only an oppor tunity to have some great family fun, but its also an excellent way to give our childr en an important history lesson and combining the rides with the Rock Shrimp Festival, Railroad Days, and our Build a Scarecrow event provides participants with the makings of some great memories. R yan said enter tainment at the train s tur naround point also will be a draw as characters fr om the 1920s and 30s re-create that time in history. ou can expect to meet Charlie Chaplin, Mark Twain, the Great Gatsby and more colorful characters por traying their stories, R yan said. And back by popular demand are the lovable hobos of a bygone era that have their own special charm. The Lehigh Valley #126 locomotive was built in 1930 at Vulcan Iron Works in WilkesBarre, Pa. It burns coal 1,500-3,000 degrees to heat the 1,250 gallons of water stored in the saddle tank into steam. The steam flows down to the piston cylinders and turns the actuating r ods, which turn the wheels. This is a really big deal to get this locomotive on our tracks, said Paul Pleasant, general manager of St. Marys Railroad. Were running it four days to give as many people as we can a chance to ride. Pleasant said the train will first depar t Theatre by the Trax at noon on the day of St. Marys famous Rock Shrimp Festival after the 10 a.m. parade (Oct. 4 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 4; then 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. On Oct. 11 and 12, rides will be at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for childr en 3 to 12 (plus $3 convenience fee Children two and under ride free. Tickets should be purchased in advance at www.stmarysrailroad.com or by calling (912 200-5235. Gr oup rates ar e available for par ties of 10 or more. IRON Continued from 1B Following is a list of workshops for 2014-15 at the Island Art Associations Art Education Center, 18 N. Second St., downtown Fernandina Beach. Handouts available at the gallery sales desk. For detailed listings go to IslandArt.org. n n O ct. 3, 4 and 6 Oils & Acrylics, Painting Out Loud Sharon Haffey 9 a.m.-noon, all levels, $100 for all three sessions, $40 for individual mornings Each day will have a different focus: Day 1 The energized palette, color choices & mixing. Day 2 Creating a Bold Composition. Day 3 Bringing your photographs to life on canvas. Mail payment to S.S. Haffey, 1640 Northpark Dr., F ernandina Beach, FL 32034. For more information contact Sharon Haffey at S SHaffey@aol.com or phone (404 n n Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 Plein Air Painting Larry Moore 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $350 Building a Better Painting a 3-day workshop that will focus on taking small reference (small studies or photos and turn them into larger works. D epending on the weather, students will either work outside to create plein air studies in the morning or in the s tudio from existing reference and paintings. They will study just what makes a painting work, how to create a stronger composition, being a more thoughtful artist and techniques and tips for the studio painter. To reserve your space, send $100 deposit to Larry Moore, 2440 Roxbury Rd., Winter Park, FL 32789. n n March 16-18, 2015 S till Life Elio Camacho $375 ($550 for both workshops March 19-20, 2015 Plein Air Painting Elio Camacho 9 a.m.-5 p.m. T ake one or both workshops. As a painting instructor, C amachos mission is to provide students with the foundat ion necessary to be creative. His goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way. His workshops are very hands-on, with an emphasis on easel-side critiques. He believes that giving instruction is important, but showing students how this instruction applies to their individual work is crucial. B ased on the students level and goals, Camacho develo ps a program for improving each individuals ability as a p ainter. Contact Elio.firstname.lastname@example.org or ElioCamacho.com. n n April 13-17, 2015 Color Intensive Workshop Susan Sarback 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $595 ($565 for IAA members In this 5-day workshop, painter Susan Sarback of Fair O aks, Calif., focuses on the essentials for landscape painti ng to capture a fresh and alive quality of light in your p aintings. Depending on weather, the class will be painting both outdoors on location and inside the studio. Learn how to see and paint the Value, Temperature, and Chr oma (intensity e ate the light key or quality of light for any subject. Composition, subject choice, color harmony and painting skills to capture the outdoor atmospher e ar e demonstrated and taught in-depth. Basic draw i ng and painting skills suggested. C ontact Diane Sterling at (904 l email@example.com. n n Ongoing activities: Open Studio: Bring your own supplies and work in a suppor tive atmosphere with other artists. Tuesdays 1-5 p.m., $5. Contact Mary Quinlan at 3210112 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday mor ning, 9 a.m.-noon, $5. Contact Gr etchen W illiams at 491-3171 or gr email@example.com. T hursday afternoon, 1-5 p.m. $10/month. Contact Jean R iley at 261-5471 or firstname.lastname@example.org Photography Group: Free to the public. Demonstrations, technical pr e sentations and a monthly cri tique (show and tell Hooks at 277-2595 or email@example.com. The next meeting is Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Portrait Workshop: Resumes in September Childrens Art: Aug. 30. You must register for each s ession individually at the gallery sales desk or call the g allery at 261-7020. S ession I, 6-9 years, 10-11 a.m.; Session II, 6-9 years, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Session III, 1 0 -13 years, 1-2:15 p.m. IAAannounces art workshops WALK & VIGIL ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER Beth Hackney, president of Cats Angels, Inc., SPCA, addresses the audience after accepting a city proclamation from Fernandina Beach Mayor Ed Boner recognizing Aug. 1 6, 2014 as International Homeless Animals Day and the month of August as Homeless Animals Month. At t his time, rescue groups and shelters are filled with many cats and dogs who need a second chance. Please consider adding a new pet to your home and help make the world a better place one animal at a time. Cats Angels will commemorate International Homeless Animals Day on Saturday with its annual Walk and Vigil. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. from the Central Park gazeb o, followed by a candlelight vigil. Everyone is welcome, including any furry friends. Visit www.isaronline.org for information on I nternational Homeless Day and the events taking place a r ound the world to commemorate this day. Spay and n euter, its the responsible solution to animal overpopulat ion. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FLORIDA THEATRE The Florida Theatr e and Jacksonville Symphony have p ar tner ed to pr esent five-time Grammy A war d-winning jazz p ianist and world-r e nowned singer Diana Krall in a special c oncert at Jacoby Hall on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale today. To order call the Florida Theatre Box Office at (904TS (2787 Krall s W ildflower W o rld Tour features pop classics by The Mamas and the Papas Califor nia Dreaming and the Eagles Desperado, and Bob Dylans Wallflower, which inspir ed the album s title track, for her album W ildflower, w hich is scheduled for release in October. P roduced by 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer D avid Foster, W a llflower finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpr e tations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. Krall will be accompanied onstage by Anthony Wilson (guitarouch (basst Duncan (fiddle), Karriem Riggins (drums) and Patrick Warren (Keyboards). KRALL IN CONCERT I I D D R R E E Q Q U U I I R R E E D D T T O O D D O O N N A A T T E E NL/PSA
ISLAND MARKETS CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 5B F R IDAY A U GUST 15, 2014/News-Leader Spouses Bakery is at the Amelia Farmers Market, aka t he Fernandina Farmers Market, every Saturday with t heir fresh baked pastries. They are committed to crafti ng artisan pastries and breads with wholesome, all natural ingredients. Fresh from the oven every week are Spouses popular fruit past ries, cinnamon buns, fruitfilled cobblers, mini-pies, m uffins, sliced multi-grain and sourdough bread, focaccias, a nd meat pies. You can try something new every week and never be disappointed. Dont miss the caterer, Bottega by Liz Grenamyer. E very week they bring gastronomic treasures to be enjoyed b y their loyal following. Gourmet entrees such as C hicken Marsala and Shrimp Scampi are produced in small batches. Discover the difference of using locally made organic soaps by Clean Ridge your hair will be smoother, and your skin will be softer and moister. Mia uses organic local products to make her soaps stand out above the rest. These soaps, scrubs, and l otions showcase the best of l ocally produced ingredients. P astries by Andrea specializes in gluten-free and organic products. She offers a mix of savory and sweet baked goods that are perfect for even the most discerning customers. O rchid Legends is at the m arket Saturday with their l arge selection of beautiful orchids and other houseplants. Haley can also help with your questions about growing and repotting your orchid. Every Saturday enjoy gourmet honey from Winter Park Honey unpr ocessed a nd unfiltered from local h ives. Sample fr o m a lar ge s election of varietal honey including Tupelo, Sourwood, Buckwheat, Palmetto, Orange Blossom, Blackberry, Blueberry, Avocado, Key Lime, Gallber r y Lavender, Orange Cinnamon and the L ocal Wildflower Honey. T he Savor y Market will b ring wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, wild Alaskan sea scal lops and a variety of other locally made products. The Savory Market specializes in locally and U.S. gr own and made products. T he Amelia Farmers M arket is open ever y S atur d ay fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 557-4202 or visit www.ameliafarmersmarket.co m. Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at www.amelia-f armersmarket.com. T he kids ar e back in school and what better way to plan your breakfasts, sack lunches, and after school snacks than using fr e sh ingr e dients from your local farmers market? The Fer nandina Beach Market Place, aka the Amelia Island Market Place, h as compiled some tasty treats that are healthy and e asy for you and your family to enjoy. Y ou will say oui, oui to this French toast twist: take two thick slices of Marias Bakerys cinnamon brioche bread and dredge it in an egg, m ilk and vanilla bath, then grill to perfection and top with f resh blackberries from Kings Kountry Produce, and b lackberry/vanilla bean jam from Shepperds Farms. Another great breakfast is a slice of Great Harvest Bread Companys pumpkin chocol ate chip tea bread topped with a thin layer of plain goat c heese from Blue Moon Creamery. R udys oven fresh bagels with Joy of Garlics sun dried tomato garlic spread is another great way to start your day. The American staple for l unch is no longer a plain peanut butter and jelly sandwich. At the farmers market you can mix and match Blue Planet Delights organic butters like walnut, cashew, a lmond, pumpkin, peanut and c hocolate cashew with a varie ty of jellies like peach, raspberry, or blueberry combined with jalapenos, or a habanero pineapple or orange flavor. Or savor a more simple jam in apple, grape, peach or strawberry. A common grilled cheese b ecomes restaurant worthy w hen you slice up Ribault Bakerys organic sourdough bread and include spicy or plain pimento cheese spreads from Lulus at the Thompson House. For more flavor add a spoonful of Janes sweet pickler elish from Kings Kountry P roduce to the sandwich b efor e grilling. A fter school snacks ar e easy when you slice up seasonal favorites like peaches, plums, seedless cucumbers, pears, watermelon or sweetr ed fr ying peppers fr om any of the four fresh produce vend ors. For extra convenience p ick up a package of W ook s b eef jerky or Olive My Pickle s stuffed grape leaves to tame those hardy appetites. Most kids like pizza, and a fresh pita topped with marinara sauce and pesto, then sprinkled with mozzarellac heese is a great way to serve u p a quick and easy pizza. T he market is located on North Seventh Street, between Centr e and Alachua streets, downtown Fernandina Beach. It is open every Satur day fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Music will be provided by J ennifer Burns and the Surf R estaurant will be the feat ur ed brick and mortar business on Aug. 16. Pets welcome. Like the market on Facebook, visit Fer n andina BeachMarketPlace.com or call Joe at 557-8229. PLANT SALES ONGOING COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 www.ACRFL.com(904Phil GriffinBrokerphil@acrfl.com(904 Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales DirectorCell firstname.lastname@example.org www.ameliaforsale.comExceeding Expectations Walter CereghettiRealtor(904184 COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT RESIDENTIA L L 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 www.ACRFL.com(904 P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Y P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Yo f t h e W e e k Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales DirectorCell email@example.com www.ameliaforsale.comExceeding Expectations 33107 SUNNYPARKE CIRCLE3413 SQ FT4BR/ 4BA. 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N assau Master Gardener Shirley L ohman has successfully led the Spring a nd Fall Plant Sales for the Master Gardener program. The sales provide much-needed funds t o support horticulture and youth prog rams in Nassau County. In addition t o the two big sales, Lohman conducts mini-sales at each of the Landscape Matters s essions. The sales offer native and u nique plants to attendees. Included i n the plants offered at the Landscape Matters session for vegetable gardening, left, were Peacock G ingers, an alternative to Hostas. The n ext Landscape Matters session is on S ept. 3, at the Yulee Extension office. Fori nformation call 8791 019. Master G ardeners are on phone duty Fridays at t he Yulee Extension office, at 491-7340. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH WILKES FOR THE NEWS-LEADER HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS C C a a n n s s n n e e e e d d e e d d Master Gardeners need your empty vegetable or fruit cans for a gardening workshop they will be conducting soon. Can sizes should be 22 ounces to 55 ounces. Think of baked bean cans (55 ounces or the large cans of fruit (31 ounces). Empty, rinsed cans can be dropped off at theY ulee Extension of fice. A donation will qualify you for a drawing to win a Bean Can Bee House. For infor mation call the Extension Office at 879-1019. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On Aug. 18, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Extension Dir ector/ Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jor di will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Y ulee Extension office. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing pr oblems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions of fer ed for cor r ection. There is no fee for this service. Call 879-1019. W W h h i i t t e e O O a a k k t t o o u u r r Join Amelia Tree Conservancy for a guided wildlife tour of the White Oak Plantation Conservation Center for an up-close experience with exotic animals. In addition, visit the Big Game Room Complex and Bar yshnikov Dance Studio and enjoy a gourmet luncheon. The event is Friday Oct. 24 fr om 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Cost is $145/ person, of which a por tion will support future ATC tree plantings, preservation and education outreach. Support the preservation of Amelia Islands maritime canopy and also the conservation of threatened and endangered animals. Go to www. ameliatr eeconser vancy.org for information and to download a sign-up form. For questions email ATC at info@ ameliatreeconservancy.org. Completed form and check must be r eceived by Aug. 25. B B e e e e h h o o u u s s e e c c l l a a s s s s On Oct. 3 fr om 10-11:30 a.m. County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a session on the impor tance of pollinators in your garden. Lear n dif fer ent kinds of polli nation and the primar y polli nators: butterflies, beetles and bees. Y ou will also learn how to attract Mason bees. The session is free, however if youd like to make & take bee houses for your yar d, the cost is $10 for supplies. You will make one bean can bee house and one wood hotel bee house. Download the registration for m at http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu. Completed form and your check for the (optionaloject can be dr opped of at either the Callahan Extension office the Y ulee Extension of fice. Make checks payable to Nassau County Extension. Registration is required by Sept. 24. Call 879-1019.
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Call (904 If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904N assau County Animal Shelter, 86078 L icense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 1 04 Personals ADOPT loving married couple seeks t o adopt, will be hands-on mom & dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855 Adam Sklar #0150789. ANF 105 Public Notice T HERE IS A LIEN on the following v ehicles for towing and storage a nd will be auctioned off on the listed dates below: on 8/27/14 a 1964 Norris Boat VIN# OP51 and a 2004 Dodge Pickup Vin# 1D7HA16K94J233816 at 12 noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. (904 ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal F air Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, h andicap, familial status or n ational origin, or the intention to mak e any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation o f the law. All persons are hereby i nformed that all dwellings a dvertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe that you may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or f inancing of housing, call the United States Department of H ousing and Urban Dev elopment HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. EMPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER N assau County has an opening for an A nimal Control Officer with Animal C are and Control at $12.89 hourly plus b enefits. Requires a high school d iploma or GED and one year of experience in the area of animal control and/or public health. Must possess a v a lid driv er s license, Florida Animal C ontrol Officer and Euthanasia certifications. Applications will be accepted t hru A u gust 26, 2014 and can be obtained in the Human R esources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904 a x (904 o nline at www.nassaucountyfl.com. EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace. 2 01 Help Wanted FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC Nassau County has an opening for three Firefighter Paramedics with the F ire Rescue Department at $10.5202 hourly plus benefits. Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalents upplemented by experience and traini ng in Fire and EMS Service Programs. Must complete required coursework and maintain required State of Florida F irefighter II, State of Florida Param edic, Basic Life Support and Advance d Cardiac Life Support certifi-cations. Must pass the Tri County test. Must possess valid State Class E driver's license and EVOC certification. Applctions will be accepted until filled and can be obtained in the Human Resources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097.w ww nassaucount y fl.com phone ( 904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797. EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace. IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY with Martex Services on Amelia Island for a reliable janitor. Work includes policing grounds in a resort community, clean-i ng common areas, trash removal, etc.. P art time -must be able to work weekends and holidays. Reliable tr a nspor-tation and clean driving r ecord required. Experience preferred. E xcellent benefits and compensation. Apply in person at Martex Services, 1417 Avery Road, Fernandina Beach or call 904-261-5364 for more info. AVERITT EXPRESS New pay increase for regional driv ers. 40-46cpm + fuel bonus! Also post-training pay increase for students. (Depending on domicile) Get home every week + exc benefits. CDL A req. 888-602-87440. A pply @ A v e rittCareers.com EOE Females, minorities, protected v eterans, & individuals w/disabilities are encour aged to apply. ANF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (PT at Nassau Boys & Girls Club l ooking for an individual with high e nergy who lo v es working with y o uth a ges 6-18. Responsibilities include e nsuring programs, services and activities prepare y outh for success. Send resume to jobs@bgncf .org CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING INSPECTOR N assau County has an opening for a C onstruction Engineering Inspector at $ 20.12 hourly plus benefits. R equires a high school diploma or GED equivalent w ith Vocational/Technical School training in Construction or related field, supplemented by six (69 years of experience in Construction and/or Construction Project Inspection.M ust posses a v alid State drivers license. Must obtain certification of F DO T Asphalt P a ving Lev el 1 and FDO T Earth work Construction Inspection Level 1 within six (6 date and obtain certification of FDOTA sphalt P a ving Lev el 2 and FDO T Earthwork Inspection Level 2 within one (1ear of hire date. Applications will be accepted through August 26, 2014 and can be obtained in the Human Resources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904 ax (904 www .nassaucount y fl.com EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free W o rkplace. 2 01 Help Wanted PART-TIME TEACHERS AIDE needed at Step by Step Learning Center, 95734 Amelia Concourse. Apply i n person. NASSAU COUNTY Council on Aging, I nc. has opening for qualified Grant W riter with excellent writing and computer skills and a proven track record of writing and receiving grants. Competitive salary & benefits. Onlye xperienced candidates will be considered. For full job requirements, visit www .coanassau.com Send resume to email@example.com. COLONIAL LIFE is seeking B2B sales reps. Commissions average $56K+/yr. Training & leads. Sales exp-e rience required, LA&H license preferred. Call Jessica (904 ANF DISHWASHER Part-time, seasonal w ork at Greyfield Inn on Cumberland island. Boat transportation to/from Cumberland daily. Call for info (912 674-2477. L OOKING FOR p erson with plumbing e xperience. Must have valid drivers license. Call (904 THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage Servers, Line Cook & Catering Assistant. Call 277-8015 or come by to complete application at 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy. M ASSAGE THERAPIST n eeded at P ilates of Amelia. Excellent work environment. (904 DENTAL OFFICE FRONT DESK We a re looking for an outgoing, friendly, o rganized person to help with front desk duties in our caring family oriented dental practice. Computer skills required. Dental assisting skills or previous front desk experience is pre-ferred. Send resume' to Mark Olbina, DDS 1699 S. 14th St., Suite 21, Fernandina or fax to (904 8604 or email: a firstname.lastname@example.org OSPREY VILLAGE has the following positions open: Housek eeping F T position and PT position, M-F. Cook FT and PT positions available. Utility Aide FT and PT positions available. Come join our team. FT benefits i nclude: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Holiday Pay and more. Please apply online to w ww .osprey v illage.com < http://www .osprey village.com > RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT W eek end Shifts PT Apply at 941510 Old Nassauville Rd., FB. (904 4 120. Must be 25 years old & clean driving record. SPACE AVAILABLE for F a cial S pecialist/Massage Therapist. Call Phyllis at (904 ( 904) 583-3336. FAMILY OWNED MOTEL hiring fulltime front desk supervisor/associate. Must have leadership, computer and guest service skills. Hospitality experience a plus. Benefits available.F ax resume to (904 2 01 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted OTR DRIVERS WANTED Own your own truck. Best lease purchase deal in the country! You can earn over $ 150,000/yr *No credit check *Late model freightliner Columbia *Low truck payment. Call (866a recruiter. Apply now online @ w ww.joincrst.com. ANF EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVE RSe arn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $ 1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF YDS PERFORMING ARTS (PT M iller Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy and experience in performing arts. This progr am in v olv es theater talent shows, poetry recitals, etc. Must lo v e working with y outh age 6-18. Send resume to jobs@bgncf org Residence Inn Amelia Island F ull Time N ow hiring for the following positions: Front Desk Associate, Driver/Houseperson & Outdoor Maintenance. Applicants must be able to work flex shifts, holidays & weekends.E EOC D RIVERS: $ 5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 PRESCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED Energetic, fun-loving teacher needed for expanding 1 & 2s class. Experience & CDA preferred. 45-hour required t raining a must. Call (904 E arn $$$ Helping M Ds! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. Y DS COMPUTER SPECIALIST (PT N assau Boys & Girls Club looking for an individual with high energy and experience in computer programs. This includes Microsoft Office, Keyboarding, Internet and Education Programs. Must love working with youth age 6-18. Send resume to jobs@bgncf .org QUALITY HOME TIME now hiring in your area. Avg $1000/wk BCBS + 401k + pet & rider, CDL-A reqd. (877 8 782, www.ad-drivers.com. ANF EDUCATION 301 Schools & I nstruction A IRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance T echnician training. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866 ANF MERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales 6 01 Garage Sales 3-FAMILY YARD SALE Thurs. Fri. & S at. 8am-2pm. Jewelry antique furniture, lots of tools & other items. R ain cancels till following week. A1A to Blackrock Rd. to Brighton Pl. Look for signs to Brighton Pl. on the left G ARAGE SALE S at. 8/16, 8am-3pm. Amelia Park, 1855 Howard Ln. BIG SALE lots of stuff! ESTATE SALE Contents of million dollar oceanfront condo on A.I.P. 8/14 & 8/15. Shown by appointment. See Craigslist for info & pictures. M OVING/ESTATE SALE 1 29 South 17th St. F e rnandina. EVERYTHING M UST GO! F ri. 8/15 & Sat 8/16, 9am3 pm. Couches, computer table, entertainment cupboard, long bureau with mirror, end tables, chairs. GARAGE/ESTATE SALE Sat. 8/16, one day only, 9am-4pm. 34 N. 14th St. All types of items: Furniture, tools,b ooks, exercise equipment, & much m ore. 1303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 Needs volunteers to help Nassau Countyfamilieswho need food, shelter and basic necessities. Call:904.261.7000 for more information.N L P S A BIG YARD SALE FRI. & SAT. FOR 3 W EEKS, 8AM-5PM. 8 6281 Timber R idge St., Yulee. 6 Acres w/2005 DW, 4BR/2 full baths $185,000. 1-1/2 acres of land in Nassauville $60,000/OBO. Brick home on marsh front $185,00/ OBO. 8-3/4 acres of land in Nahunta,G A $75,000/OBO. (2 boats w/trailers $500 ea/ OBO.11X5 utility trailer $1,000/OBO. 2007 Artic Cat 650 $10,000/OBO. 10X6 militaryt railer $950/OBO. 2001 Suzuki, 800cc, shaft driven, only 24,000 miles $3200/OBO. 16ft utility trailer homemade $1200/OBO. 1954 stepside, new V8, AT $6500/OBO. 14ft aluminum boat w/trailer $800. 1985 Corvette w/Ferrari body $10,500/OBO. 14ft Aluminum Craft w/trailer $1200/ OBO. 1 973 3/4 ton Chevy w/camper $ 1200/OBO. 2005 Trojan 432E tractor w/trailer $13,000. For more info call Wayne Williams at (904 6 02 Articles for Sale GUN SHOW August 23 & 24. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jax. CWP classes 10:00 & 1:00. Admission $8.00. Free Parking Info Cliff Hangers (386 FOR SALE Sectional sofa/leather ottoman, $550. Table & chairs, $150. Used washer & dryer, $200. Call (904 2 61-8276. R EAL ESTATE SALES 8 04 Amelia Island Homes FOR SALE 3BR/2BA, 2398 sq. ft. House at 1510 P e rsimmon Circle North in Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034. Minutes to the beach. Great n eighborhood A schools. New and upgraded interior. 15 x 28 Florida r oom. Go to Craigslist to view: http://jackson ville.cr aigslist.org/reo/45 72385080.html BY OWNER. (904 4 91-4951 home, (904 $285,000 806 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 808 Off Island/Yulee LOVELY 3BR/2BA/3-CAR GARAGE in Flora Parke. Fenced yard, many upgr ades. Lik e new! 32174 Gr and P ark e Blvd. Call (904 appt. REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted R ESPONSIBLE, HONEST FEMALE ROOMMATEWANTED Background check. Serious inquiries only. For morei nfo, call (904 M ATURE INDIVIDUAL t o share furnished home. Trustworthy, sound financially. $1250/mo + share utilities. Contact Paul (904ear. 2BR 1ST AVE to share. Your part $600/mo. (includes all Mature, professional, must work a full time job. (404ve a msg. 8 52 Mobile Homes AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV t o live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 SINGLEWIDE 2BR/2BA on 1 acre. $750/mo. + deposit. 1 year lease. Nos moking. R ef. required. Call (904 3BR/2BA DW 75625 Johnson Lake Rd., Yulee. Fenced 1 acre lot. $925/ mo. + $925 dep. Call (478 2 BR/2BA SWMH $ 675. 3 BR/2BA S WMH $ 775. 3 BR/2BA DWMH $875. Call 753-2155 or 753-2156. YULEE 2BR $575 to $625/mo., 3BR $ 650/mo. Rent to own DW $995/mo. N ewly remodeled, water & sewer included. Call (904 STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 2 BR/1BA SINGLEWIDE P artially f urnished, W/D, cable TV, garbage svc., fenced yard, in Nassauville. $700/ mo. + $400 dep. (904 855 Apartments Furnished A T BEACH 1BR $225 wk/$895 mo + dep. Incl all utils. Avail now. ALSO 1 BR, N. 14th, $200 wk/$795 mo + dep. Incl utilities. Details 261-5034.
LOTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch St Park Single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $795,000 MLS# 37069 96106 WADES PLACEF ormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of F ernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of p otential for this truly one-of-a-kind property with endless possibilities. Also includes large d eck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr space. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 87067 HAVEN ROADJust over 3 acres of land, with a Mobile home in place. Home is anchored on concrete footings, several storage sheds behind home convey. Lot has been sectioned into several different fields for livestock or horses. Owner is aLicensed Realtor. Culvert and entrance to property is negotiable. $149,000 MLS#613103 6841 PINE STMINI COUNTRYESTATEOlder 5 Bed/2Ba Home with Character,Charm & Lots ofPotential Family Room & Great Room. 2 Sided Fireplace, Master Downstairs,Carport & S eparate Large Utility Room. Seller will provide a One Year HomeWarranty!!! Situated on 4 Acres with mature trees. Large Oak! Fronts paved roads. Small older barn. Horse & Pony are allowed, call for information. From Traffic light go west onC R 108, turn Left on Pine Street, Home onLeft. Large Magnolia Tree in front. Property extends to Ingraham Road& backs to the fence line.$298,000 MLS#62347 S OUTH FLETCHER AVENUEP ristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $525,500 MLS#56671 C USTOMIZED 3BR/2BACustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tinted windows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, located on the south end of Amelia Island, home in Golfside S outh with a Championship golf course short walk to b eachs, with community pool. Pool and beach access for Golfside is located on Ritz side of road. Wholeh ouse wired for security system.$459,000 MLS#590708 6088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, Feasibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7on the creek is on file in our office. $540,000 MLS#60872 H ISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largesta partment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 1 521 FERNANDINAROAD Private Home on an estate sized lot, located on the Island. Centrally located on the island, this home is close to the beach, shopping areas, and downtown, yet still in the county. This area is one of the only ones on the Island that allows horses. Arare property for sure! $625,000 MLS#62664R ACHAELAVENUE 75x100lot $130,000 2 .66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short distance from new county boat ramp. $149,000 MLS #57615 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG Frontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Buildingd ivided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. T a ke d own the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. $71,000 A WESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the higheste levations on the east coast. Possible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina Beach. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $795,000 MLS#37069 Ocean front 75 ft lot $525,000 MLS 56671 D ESIRABLE 1 ACRE Lot on the South End of the Island, Beautiful trees and Estate sized lot make this a difficult to find property on Amelia, $250,000 for the Acre, or the corner 1/2acre for $139,000 and t he inside 1/2 for $124,900.YULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow your own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 570on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2 acres. $1,575,000 RESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet corner lot at 14th Street and Beech. 6 4 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a M aster Planned Development R E D U C E D LOTS COMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL32035www.lasserrerealestate.com email@example.com Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERRER EALESTATE, INC.P 904-277-6597C ommercial/Office Rentals 1886 S. 14th Street-Amelia Prof. Plaza 2 110 SF Office 1416Park Ave-Amelia Park Suite 201-1728 SF Office Suite 202-1603 SF Office (Built out move-in readyS uite 101-3500 SF Office/Retail ( Built to Suit) 923 S. 14th Street-Flash Foods Ctr. 3500 SF Office/Retail 1001Atlantic Avenue Unit C 500 SF Office/Retail U nit D 1450 SF Office/Retail One-person suites High speed internet C onference room M ailbox service Break room ****************A ll-inclusive pricingM onthly $ 300 Virtual office $99AmeliaOfficeSuites.comT: firstname.lastname@example.org A MELIA O FFICE SUITES910 S 8TH ST F ERNANDINA BEACH TEL. 904-310-6659 RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comR ESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop,large lot,gourmet kitchen, many other bonuses.$1,950/mo. Plus utilities. V A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ M ONTHLY 2BR/1BA Oceanview.487 S.Fletcher.Across the s treet from the beach.All util, wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street, Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft. $2,400.00/mo. 800 sqft Retail/Office space next to Peacock Electric on A1A,$ 12.50 sqft + cam and sales tax Amelia Park Unit 102 1,100 s q.ft.$1,450 + tax. Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft.$1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to H uddle House,1,800 sq.ft. $ 1700/mo.lease + tax.Sale also c onsidered. 8B F RIDAY A UGUST 15 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units n ow available! New Renovated Unit $950 C all Today!(904 856 Apartments Unfurnished OCEAN VIEW downstairs of duplex, S. Fletcher location, completely remodeled, beach access. $1200/mo.,d eposit/lease required. 3BR/1BA. Call o r text for appt. (904 N. 5TH ST. APT. 2BR/1BA $950/mo. i ncl. water, sewer, garbage & electric. C all Karen (904 857 Condos-Furnished OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA, furnished, g arage. 2 mo. minimum. $1700/mo. + d eposit. (904 8 58 Condos-Unfurnished FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA, ground floor, washer/dryer included. No smoking. 12 mo. lease. $1195/mo. + $1195 deposit. (904 860 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area'sP remier Rental Company LOFTON POINTE 96052 Piedmont. 4/2, 2037sf. Pristine and on the pond. $1500/mo. Call (904 N ASSAUVILLE 3BR/1.5BA o n 1/2 a cre. $1050/mo. + deposit. 1 year lease. No smoking. Ref. req. Call (904 2BR/1BA HOME for rent, Hwy 17 in Yulee. $850/mo. + $850 deposit. Call ( 904)225-8720. 861 Vacation Rentals O CEANVIEW 3 BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. C all (904 R ealtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. 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